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Feb 15, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"'Billions and billions served.' That's what the red-and-yellow sign with the golden arches down the street reads. I imagine it says that in your neck of the woods, too, though variations exist; 'Over 99 billion served' is one common variant, for example.

"Love it or hate it, McDonald's revolutionized the restaurant industry by creating a standardized, assembly line-created product that does not vary from location to location. The company has, to put it succinctly, commoditized the hamburger.

"Which got me thinking: How long until someone finally figures out a way to really commoditize the server? And what will such a world look like...?"

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