think twice about shopping at walmart

posted 11/18/2003 11:45:33 PM by: timothy

before you shop at walmart again, read this article at fastcompany.com and give it some thought.

this quote is a bit disturbing -- "Last year, 7.5 cents of every dollar spent in any store in the United States (other than auto-parts stores) went to the retailer."

in the computer world, the trend has been one of decentralization -- moving data among smaller nodes so that if one fails, the system still runs.

walmart is a mainframe.

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