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Tim O'Reilly Calls Amazon Web Services One of Four Killer Apps on His Radar Screen

Dave Aiello wrote, "The other day ExtremeTech.com reported that Tim O'Reilly labeled Amazon Web Services one of four up-and-coming "killer apps" driven by hacker cultures that he expects to become extremely influential as the Internet continues to develop. This insight was provided at the O'Reilly Radar talk at O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference that took place at the end of this past week in Santa Clara."

"I've generated a large percentage of CTDATA's recent income from small applications written with Amazon Web Services, and I agree that the opportunities to make money with that technology are not widely understood. I can also say with some confidence that I know of no one who is getting rich off of what they built with Amazon Web Services yet. Therefore, it's also reasonable to conclude, if only from personal experience, that some of the people doing the best work with Amazon Web Services didn't make the conference."

"One day I hope to be able to commericialize one of the small applications that I have built with Amazon Web Services, and make it available to others in the Internet community in exchange for small payments for its use. I'm deliberately hedging on this because I am still not sure which part of the tool set I am developing will be the one that I will ultimately want to productize, or when I will be able to do it."

"Part of the problem is that I can't stop trying to generate income with what I have already developed until income from other sources increases and stablilizes. This is a rather bizarre chicken-or-the-egg problem, IMHO. Imagine developing a nascent technology to the point where it is just barely usable, then using it for nine months to generate income, sharing it with a few very close friends, but never finding the money to make it any more real. So far, this is CTDATA's record with Amazon Web Services. And, it's one of my greatest current frustrations."

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