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who is going to lash out on server farms full of obsolescent kit

hasn't that been a problem in the IT industry for decades, and no one's really cared (most of the time)?

Why buy a PDP11 when a faster one will be along in a couple of years?

Why buy a VAX when a faster one will be along in a couple of years?

Why buy a PC/server when a faster one will be along in a year or two?

Sometimes the benefits of buying now knowing it's going to be obsolete soon outweigh the benefits of doing nothing till the next generation arrives.

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