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Did you guys see this?

By Fregeus ·
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/sidekick-disaster-shows-datas-safe-cloud/story?id=8840420

It was bound to happen sooner or later. That was and still is my biggest concern with cloud computing.

I've worked in Banks where your money "lives" inside systems, and they are not that secured, imagine in Google`s or other clouds.

Are you promoting cloud computing? If yes or no, tell us why.


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Remember when we used Word Perfect

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Pushing the latest widget

That came on 6 Floppies? WP 5.1 that was and it was way too big for mere Mortals. You even had the choice of 6 different Fonts by Default and hundreds if you took the time to install them.

And then one of those 6 Floppies was used to load a Printer Driver for the Word Processor so WP actually fitted on less than 5 1.44 MEG Floppies and required a lot less than 1 MEG of RAM.

Yep things have certainly improved look at M$ Office costs the earth just like WP did all those years ago but now comes on a CD is over 500 MEG in Size for the Installer and horrendously large on the HDD when installed. Requires at least 512 MEG of RAM to run in any form and prefers a lot more.

The only improvement has been the reduction in Hardware Prices from all those years ago. Now that 2 GIG of RAM costs less than the 1 MEG that we used to have installed and couldn't actually use it all. Of course we can also now easily move data between different Office Applications but the actual Applications that we use now are not in the same class as what they once used to be.

Sure the Clock Speeds have got faster but the actual Applications and OS have got slower and they have slowed down considerably faster than the Hardware has got faster. Hardly a step forward but we now have Pretty Pictures and lots of Eye Candy to help us do exactly the same thing. Defiant Improvement I'm Sure. :^0

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Nelson's maxims might be the answer

by jkameleon In reply to Pushing the latest widget

> funny how people allow themselves to be led by their nose without a thought in the world.....

"Most people are fools, most authority is malignant, God does not exist, and everything is wrong"

{Theodor Holm Nelson, internet pioneer, and father of Teledildonics)

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