Just a book seller with a $1B cloud infrastructure subsidiary

Joyent CEO, David Young:

"I don’t want to dump on Amazon, but I just don’t think you can look to a book seller and grocery store for cloud innovation."

First off, he clearly did want to dump on Amazon. Second, calling Amazon a “book seller” is the current equivalent of using “Micro$oft”. No professional CEO should stoop to such sophomoric drivel.

Anyway, congrats to Joyent on their round of funding. We need more infrastructure providers. Amazon is far and away in the lead. More competition is good.