Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Author: Seth Gordon Posted: 10/27/1999; 1:10:54 PM Topic: SalonHerringWiredFool.Com Msg #: 12422 (In response to 12419) Prev/Next: 12421 / 12423
Yes, Amazon gets orders of magnitude more hits and transactions per day than MIT Press. However, the software underlying the MIT Press site, like the software underlying Amazon, is basically glue between a Web server, a relational database, and an accounting system. Those three components, not the glue, are the things that get stressed at high order volumes. And those components are available as commercially supported products for anyone who wants to do e-commerce.
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