Philip Jacob, founder of StyleFeeder, is a software architect, technology consultant and veteran of several Boston-area startups. He has consulted for companies like Digitas, Fidelity, Data General, 3M (and several e-commerce and community sites that never quite became household names). Phil is a big fan of open source software and created a very fast object cache for the Java platform. He also serves on the advisory panel for Linux Journal Magazine and is a longtime advisor to the Public Radio Exchange. Though no one who meets him believes it, he majored in accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also blogs, plays guitar, and knows two magic tricks.
Earlier this week, Amazon announced an important new feature in its cloud computing Web service offerings that should further cause those of us who work in technology to consider the way... Read more »