I guess I'm a little paranoid, but I don't feel comfortable with gong back to main frame computing, most especially off site. That's what we're talking about, local dumb terminal and central processing. The Google paradigm more so and the Apple a little less. I'm aware of the up sides like auto/ updates/ patch's/ lower cost of pay as you go apps/ backups/ I can go on and on. The unsettling concept is I feel like I'm looking at a lot of IT jobs going the way of check out clerks. (self check out) When the corporate world sees a chance of getting rid of more workers they will in the time it takes for a CPU to process one op code. Another point is loss of control of data. The feds love it when there is a pile of data that is controlled by a 2nd party. Have you heard of the patriot act. Don't act like you know all the points of that law because even the congress that voted it in was not allowed to know all the points of that law. (Top Secret even to the congress)
Then where is this cloud located? It will be a lot less expensive to have a server farm in India then in the USA. Now we have jobs. data, security all in Asia. Wow just like all the rest of our jobs. The only ones left in the USA are the ego centric CEO's and market mangers.
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