I know it’s ten years later, but actually telling that story would be very interesting to those of us who were around at the time, and even participated in the process to some degree.
And it might be useful, or at least instructive, for those participating in the current crop of “Amazon loophole” discussions.
Although Amazon’s “ear to the ground” is yearly WRT their retail sales business, AWS keeps winning the IAAS (and higher-level) markets because they are much closer to the customer than that.
Pretty much, Amazon knows who to copy because they can immediately tell who is succeeding, simply by noting whenever the size of a…
When one side is focused on winning the war (therefore playing a closed, zero-sum game), and the other side is focused on survival, or staying in the fight (and thus trying to keep an open-ended game going), it is usually the former that eventually gives up and withdraws.
The “Land war in Asia” metaphor is very appropriate and instructive.
As far as I can tell, the only finding from Evolutionary Psychology relevant to the gender disparity in technology is that men are statistically more likely to display monomanias, which perhaps made them better hunters, and perhaps better flint-knappers (but not better basket weavers).