Early in 2007 or 2008, the one and only, DigUnix got back from an overnight hack-a-thon. During this thon he was introduced to running Linux boxes in Amazon's datacenters. Till then, he and I used to just remotely build Gentoo boxes from across the hall and get in trouble for scream profanity in the office. Hey we worked with Linux... it's what you do. This is when I was introduced to AWS and my love for the "cloud" was born. Of Couse this is before we called it the cloud.