Jon’s Radio Comments

September 28, 2006

A conversation with Jeff Bezos about Amazon web services

Filed under: Uncategorized — jonsradiocomments @ 12:17 pm

The original item is here.



  1. What is up with the Mechanical Turk service? What the heck does it mean? It sounds like a negative reference about Turkish people to me. Jeff should change the lame name. Why offend our Turkish brothers and sisters?

    Comment by Jeff Whatshisname — September 28, 2006 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  2. > It sounds like a negative reference about Turkish people to me.
    Here’s the backstory:
    Whether there was an overt or implied ethnic slur back in 1770, when Wolfgang von Kempelen created his famous hoax, is an interesting question.
    Certainly Amazon intends no slur.

    Comment by Jon Udell — September 28, 2006 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  3. Frankly, I’d be more interested in hearing Bezos talk than Udell. Either let the
    interviewee speak, or call it a monologue.

    Comment by Mikael Gueck — September 29, 2006 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  4. Heh. You can, by the way, hear the entire Jeff Bezos talk that preceded this interview, and you can also watch a video summary here. Knowing all that background would be available, and having covered all of the basics myself in a series of articles and blog postings, and having actually used all the services myself, I wanted to get past the summary and down some very specific questions.
    But you raise a good point. I ought to have at least included those pointers up front along with a disclaimer: Go there for the big picture from Amazon’s perspective, and here for a (reasonably well-informed) effort to draw out some of the implications

    Comment by Jon Udell — September 29, 2006 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  5. You keep interupting him. You got the interview. Let the guy speak for cryin out loud.

    Comment by Greg — October 11, 2006 @ 4:02 am | Reply

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