Peter Norvig: I’m used to thinking of the computational unit as the data center

Finally saw reddit’s “interview” of Peter Norvig today.  Maybe the kick I need to learn clojure (as opposed to having it in the hopper) regarding his discussion around the 14:11 minute mark.  Quotes:

  • “I’m used to thinking of the computational unit as the data center
  • “Then probably this manual keeping track of threads with locks is not going to scale, what we need is something closer to the functional type of approach…”