The dangers of Amazon Web Services
Tyler Neylon

You could make similar arguments about electricity or water. Similarly Medium or YouTube. Why allow someone else to host your videos or writing?

Components higher and higher up the value-chain get commoditized and become utilities.

There’s always a risk of monopolistic behaviour — hello Comcast, please can I get HBO Go on my TiVo? — but Amazon and their ilk must know that such behaviour will make space for disrupters, and there’ll always be several likely candidates waiting in the wings.