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Published: 17 Oct 2012

Have you ever seen an industry that believes its own bull more than this one? EMC and NetApp are both trading stocks at about a one billion PE ratio, and everyone feels good about it. Wall Street gets happy; VCs start dumping cash into startups again and you, my friends, get the benefit of hearing sales pitches from well-funded companies building absolutely nothing that you would ever consider using. What an ecosystem! And now for something really funny: On the way to a storage trade show, an airliner has terrible trouble. The pilot comes on the PA, and in an obvious panic starts shouting: "We're all going to die!" The passengers begin screaming. One gentleman runs to the cockpit and proceeds to calm the situation in a matter of seconds, making everyone feel better--including the pilot who gets his act together and starts reacting appropriately. After making a successful crash landing, the shaken pilot seeks out the passenger with the calming influence, shakes his hand and says, "You saved me and hundreds of other people up there. How could you possibly be ... Access >>>

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