kdawson from the still-working-on-the-old-new-thing dept.
astwon sends us to a blog post by parallel computing pioneer Bill McColl speculating that, with the cooling of Web 2.0, parallelism may be a hot new area for entrepreneurs and investors. (Take with requisite salt grains as he is the founder of a Silicon Valley company in this area.) McColl suggests a few other upcoming "new things," such as Saas as an appliance and massive memory systems. Worth a read.
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.