Managing the Mt. Everest of Email Services

Although a few months old, here is an excellent article on Hotmail. ACM Queue – A Conversation with Phil Smoot – An engineer at Hotmail discusses the challenges of keeping one of the Web’s largest and oldest Internet services running 24/7. (Via Sajith Sankar)


  1. Anonymous said April 28, 2006, 11:33 pm:

    What exactly is the precise difference between flat and an apartment? Is this really an investment in the current real estate market space? Normally, all the indians believe(d) that an independent house has a strong potential to get appreciated based on the market value and a flat/apartment system tend to depreciate from the minute it is purchased? What are your views around this – Have you written about it already?

  2. Anonymous said April 29, 2006, 12:27 pm:

    Good question. I have been thinking about this as well. I write a post on this subject shortly.