Long before I worked in data centers, information warehouses, I used to work in physical warehouses for HP and Apple as a distribution engineer. Pallets, forklifts, boxes, bar codes, and processes were what I worked with every day. When containers arrived to data centers so many people made a big deal of it, but I had seems containers used over 30 years go to move massive quantities of goods and having containers to encapsulate IT white space is interesting, but not even close to as revolutionary containers were to the shipping industry.
The Economist has an article on Containers where they discuss how innovative containers were.
Big bills left in the shipping container
May 20th 2013, 21:16
And Contaners were a simple idea created by the execs not some whiz kid.
When you feel like there aren't any interesting opportunities turn around take a look behind you. There may be some really good opportunities in your past that you didn't see.
Obviously container shipping revolutions don't come along every day. But I find this history to be a powerful antidote to economic pessimism. It's as if humanity faced a stand of trees stripped of low-hanging fruit and despaired of further economic gain, only to have someone shout, "Hey, there are also a bunch of trees behind us!"