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Developing an Electron Edge by Max Gfeller, Troy Mott, Adam Lynch

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Between 2012 and the end of this year, the number of Internet users worldwide is expected to have doubled to some five billion people, and most of those will be on mobile devices in emerging markets. Interesting challenges are ahead, but it’s amazing how far we’ve come.

The Salmon of Knowledge, a story from Irish mythology, really puts our progress in perspective. It centers around a salmon that has gained all of the world’s knowledge. As the myth goes, the first person to taste its flesh will gain this knowledge. After seven long years of fishing, a (patient) poet named Finn Eces manages to finally catch it. Finn gives the fish to his servant, with a warning not to eat it. While cooking it, the servant noticed a bubble ...

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