[17:14:13] <dahoste> I poked around the heroku site some this weekend, and frankly everything was so abstract it frightened me. I think I just haven't done enough real deployments yet for that stuff to understand how these concepts work.
[17:18:04] <aclark> dahoste: i wouldn't try to understand how heroku works, it's nuts. the point is more what you can do with it (which is not worry about it, in theory)
[17:18:50] <aclark> dahoste: they basically abstract away the concept of a server, via various "cloud tricks"
[17:20:09] <aclark> another compelling point that was made was log aggregation; i can setup X number of boxes on EC2 or RSC then aggregate logs somewhere, or i can let heroku scale infinitely for me and not worry about any of that