Understanding Amazon’s S3

Amit Agrawal, over at Digital Inspiration, has an excellent set of posts about what Amazon’s S3 web service is all about. Check it out:

Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service – Everything You Wanted to Know

Now some people assume that Amazon S3 is a storage service meant primarily for web start-ups who store data in-the-cloud but that’s not correct because just about anyone (home users included) can benefit from S3.

For instance, you may backup your large music collection or even your entire computer hard-drive on S3. Similarly, bloggers can use Amazon S3 to store web images without worrying too much about their bandwidth bills.

If you never had a chance to explore Amazon S3 before, read the following guide that makes S3 simple even for non-geeks. It has all the information and tools you would need to quickly get started with Amazon S3.

The followup post is here.

Please submit a PowerPoint presentation along with your application

Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac OS X)Image via Wikipedia

So says the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Amit Agarwal, over at Digital Inspiration, points us to this story about the ever-evolving admissions requirements at b-schools. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has suffered through inane PowerPoint presentations, so I hope this focus on presentation skills goes deeper than just the admissions process. While every b-school student won’t become David Byrne (yes, that David Byrne), there is a definite need to tame the unwieldy medium.