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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scalability of Google IO

It was interesting to watch today how Google is solving scalability problems:

Problem 1: Conference registration lines are too long.
Google's solution: Let anyone in. No badges are required before 2 p.m.

Problem 2: Too many people who want to attend the keynote speech by Vic Gundotra
Google's solution: Still let anyone in. People can sit anywhere on the floor

Lesson: relax rules if they stay on the way of scalability