Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I'm intrigued by Carbonite's business model. Any time someone offers a flat fee service they must be making a ton of assumptions about average use, and in this case I'm guessing they must be betting on the average PC user having less than 27GB of data
Using S3 as a pricing guideline, and if you spread the cost out over a whole year, AND you figure the average user might need to upload/download the data just twice over a year, then $5/month would allow storing, on average about 27 GB perpetually.
|27GB storage per month:||27GB * $0.15/GB-month = $4.05/month|
|27 GB transferred twice in a year:||27GB * $0.20/GB-transfers * 2 transfers /12 months = $0.90/month|
|Total costs for Carbonite:||$4.05 + $0.90 = $4.95/month|
Again, that’s 27 GB of data, not sure how many people have that much data, yet. The average user probably has more like 10-20 GB. Obviously Carbonite must have studied some statistics and must also have made much less wild-ass guesses than mine. I'd say they might be successful - their biggest challenge is most likely going to be to get enough volume to offset their investment in the system and overhead; cost of storage is NOT the issue.
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This is for Andre, who HATES the original ads... (Via Fred Wilson's avc.blogs.com)
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
create function dbo.fix(@num float, @digits int) returns float as begin declare @res float select @res = case when @num > 0 then round(@num,@digits-1-floor(log10(@num))) else round(@num,@digits-1-floor(log10(-@num))) end return (@res) endTechnorati Tags: sql, programming, tdd
Monday, July 10, 2006
Soccer players are the biggest pansies I have ever seen in my entire life.Good idea, Bevo...
FIFA [should] create a pink card to give to a player who
fa[k]esan injury. Not only would they have to miss the next match, but this would also keep track of who are the biggest actors. League leaders in pink cards would have reputations as the biggest pansies in soccer.