One of the more thought-provoking ideas from EMC World 2012 was embedded in Pat Gelsinger's keynote.
Once you got past the extreme (and enjoyable) production values -- and 42 new products -- I found myself thinking hard about what he had to say.
He presented a case for a fundamental shift in the "physics" of information technology.
Data has mass; big data has big mass -- and the resultant gravitational forces were causing a re-thinking from the familiar application-centric world to a data-centric one.
And the more I thought about it, I started to realize some of the very cool implications of Pat's observation.