Jon Udell: Component Software: The Next Generation
Note: I will be attending the CNet Builder conference next month in New Orleans. If you’re going to be there, drop me a quick note or hunt me down and introduce yourself. I’m always interested in meeting more of my readers in person.
Hats. Of. Meat. Yes, really.
Wow, Buy.com is getting pounded today. I placed an order this morning that got submitted twice because their servers couldn’t handle the load. The massive traffic they’re getting today is probably due to their free-shipping promotion that’s happening all this week. I’ve been trying to get into their site all day to make sure I don’t get double-billed, but the pages keep hanging. Come to think of it, this is strangely familiar to what happened to BarnesandNoble.com a year or so back. I doubt it’s only coincidence that both sites are using an ASP/IIS combination. Scaling people, your ecommerce technology has to scale if you’re going to be successful in this industry.
How can people be this incredibly stupid? Wow. I mean, wouldn’t it have much cheaper to just rent a U-Haul? I imagine the repair costs on this car are much higher than the cost of a one-way U-Haul.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at November 20, 2000 03:33 PM