I understand and accept that techies are not always perfect writers. I am not bothered by grammar errors in blogs such as this as long as I can understand the content. I can usually figure out a writer's intent, but I had to read and reread several parts of this blog because the grammar and punctuation tripped me up.
I will not point out every minor issue with this post, but will point out a few places where the writing got in the way of the message.
Prediction #2 begins with Data centers are consuming more power, more cooling and their density continues to rise, but an organization ability to retrofit or expand the physical space is challenging and not cost effective.
I believe organization ability should be organizations ability. An ability to organize is much different than the ability of an organization. This may seem minor, but it was enough to make me stop and reread a few times.
Prediction #4 also has issues with use of the possessive. The apostrophe is omitted from clouds resilience, which should be clouds resilience.
The following, also from Prediction #4, required several attempts to decipher:
As the cloud provider drive for pricing down to compete with each other and gain market share the cost of driving price down has to be found in some level of corners being cut. Which will lead to more outages.
It could be that cloud provider drive should be cloud providers drive, meaning that multiple cloud providers drive, with drive being a verb.
Perhaps it was intended to be cloud providers drive, with drive being a noun that multiple cloud providers possess (plural and possessive).
I believe the latter to actually be the intended meaning, but only after reading the sentence several times. A comma between As the cloud provider drive for pricing down to compete with each other and gain market share and the cost of driving price down has to be found??? also would have helped me understand the meaning.
Which will lead to more outages, isnt even a complete sentence.
I am not the grammar police or a grammar snob. I am not trying to be a jerk. While I consider myself to be a reasonably good writer, I too make mistakes. It is often difficult for a writer to catch his or her own errors and typos because, as we proofread our own work, we tend to see what we meant to say rather than what we actually wrote. This is why I always have someone else proofread my writing.
This was an interesting piece. I would have enjoyed reading it a lot more if it had been scanned by an editor or proofread by a friend.
Oh my god. That does sound pretty jerky. Maybe I am a bit of a grammar snob. Sorry. I did not have anyone proofread this post. Feel free to point out all my errors. I guess I deserve any criticism for being such a grammar jerk.
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