The next big thing?

Economist.com – If you spend much time watching the utility computing market, you've likely seen the phrase "the next big thing" pop up a time or two, followed by a question mark or an exclamation point or just left as the profound statement it is. But that's just the hype talking. The technological reality is that the fundamental building blocks of utility computing (Web services and grid computing) are gaining ground. Are they simply too boring for the hype-meisters to talk about?

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