links for 2010-08-14
Most notably: "It is a single-level cell (SLC) product with 34nm process geometry and Micron says its endurance is terrific: 3.5 petabytes can be written to the drive in total before it wears out, equivalent to writing 1.9TB/day continuously for five years." It was just a matter of time before the write cycle problem was dealt with.
Perhaps California has needs that are met better by Microsoft products. But I think this sums it up: "In the end, Google did not submit a final bid because it felt that it could not win in a contest where the state was crafting its requirements to fit what Microsoft would offer – and without a final bid from Google, the state has nothing to approve or reject." If they didn't submit a bid, even a flawed one, they were disqualified. End of story.
Don't tell me you didn't see this coming.