Thursday, September 29, 2011

Amazon's new Silk browser: stateless architecture comes to market using EC2

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With all the coverage of the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, here is a fascinating bit of tech innovation: "split browser architecture."

It is a fairly pure expression of the stateless concept I've been discussing at length. Move the heavy lifting to the cloud, and use the device where you consume apps or content primarily as the user interface. One especially elegant adaptation to the current state of connectivity is the dynamic "division of labor" between the cloud and the mobile device.

Take a look at this explanation from Amazon.

Kindle Fire - Full Color Kindle with 7" Multi-Touch Display, Wi-Fi:

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