Ray and Jock discuss why Amazon Web Services won the cloud, and whether AWS was right to deplatform Parler and Donald Trump.
In this episode
0:00 Opening titles
0:14 Back to why the vision doesn’t matter
1:37 Amazon Web Services
4:20 Isn’t anything new a gamble?
4:58 Why did AWS win out? High standards and learning
8:04 Amazon’s approach versus Apple’s
11:14 Bulls and bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered
11:59 Unified by commitment to high standards
13:04 Our lives are increasingly Amazon
14:08 Deplatforming Parler
15:19 The problem with monopolies
15:36 Would you have deplatformed Donald Trump?
18:10 Editorial responsibility and Section 230
20:26 Is bonfire night incitement to blow up Parliament?
21:40 Comedians and context
24:04 The law is an arse
25:35 Should companies enforce the law?
27:06 Why we need viable alternatives to Amazon
27:48 Another day without reading the book
28:06 Closing credits
About The Pig Wrestlers
Ray Rafiq is the founder of increasingly larger businesses: Regent Street Cinema, Baker Street Bakery, Wigwamm, GetAgent, Unmortgage.
Jock Busuttil is the founder of Product People Limited, a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker, with over two decades’ experience helping technology companies. (jockbusuttil.com)
Recorded on 5 February 2021
Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)