I saw that too. I laughed, because when the company I worked for got acquired by Oracle they said the exact same thing.
Yahoo and HP will want to try to buy adspace on the dryer's LCD display.
HTTP isn't dumb, it's (mostly) Stateless. Instead of that, what about building net applications around stateful protocols instead of some stupid hack and likely security nightmare?
Windows 98 or Windows 3.1 can't run the exact same applications. The author's point is a good one. Why does running the exact same application under VISTA or W7 cost 20 to 40 more cpu cycles?
In business terms: Why do you have to buy 20 to 40% more hardware to get the same result as I have today?