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    The famous ‘Cloud’

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    by nexs ·

    Hi all,

    Please excuse my ignorance.
    I’m sick of reading about ‘cloud computing’ and (as I’ve just read about the new windows KIN phone software) “Cloud based”, so on and so forth, and not knowing what in high heck it’s talking about.

    I remember not too long ago, in an article regarding the use of buzzwords and how they tend to confuse situations rather than clarify, and I tend to affiliate that article with the term ‘Cloud’ when talking computing and technology. I must have missed a key loop somewhere along the way when they starting going on about the cloud…

    I guess my question is simple. What is Cloud Computing?

    Also, I guess on a discussion note, does anyone else find the word “Cloud” when referring to the lost never never’s a vague and un-descriptive name for it?

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    • #3029700

      Clarifications

      by nexs ·

      In reply to The famous ‘Cloud’

      Clarifications

    • #3029695

      Well…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to The famous ‘Cloud’

      I tie ‘Cloud Computing’ with ‘Thin Client’ at core, along with some guy George SomebodyorOther who wrote a book about fiber as the future and no need for local storage.

      I pretty much don’t like the idea of ‘Thin Client’ and ‘Cloud Computing’. I want my stuff on my machine, not in some data warehouse somewhere accessible only via Internet.

      My 2cents, tails up.

      etu

      • #3029693

        After a small amount of research

        by nexs ·

        In reply to Well…

        (And by small I mean that I read the first line of the first three google hits summaries), It seems like it simply means “Internet applications”.
        Sure, but that sounds as fun as having a cauldron of boiling tar poured over you.
        What of updates? What of error correction? What of support?

        It sounds like a bunch of ways to take control off people and charge people for it…
        Bollocks.

        • #3029689

          I recruit on the side

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to After a small amount of research

          For firebrands.

          Can’t promise that it will be exciting or cutting edge. But you will get to carry a real, live, burning torch. And, you get to be among the first wave ordered to the fore in the Name of the People.

          Interested?

        • #3029688

          Hey!

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I recruit on the side

          You didn’t tell me about the torch.

        • #3029683

          You had me at hello

          by nexs ·

          In reply to I recruit on the side

          Or, rather, “Firebrand”.

        • #3029682

          Oh, and…

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to I recruit on the side

          There is this vest we will ask you to strap on.

        • #3029678

          Kevlar makes me feel important

          by nexs ·

          In reply to Oh, and…

          Important enough to survive a gunshot, but not important enough to have a scapegoat of my own.

          Just enough, I would imagine. Just enough.

        • #3029677

          Not Kevlar

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to Kevlar makes me feel important

          Canvas.

        • #3029675

          Better than nothing

          by nexs ·

          In reply to Not Kevlar

          But it is a sight flammable…. My only concern.

        • #3029670

          Be concerned

          by santeewelding ·

          In reply to Not Kevlar

          About the semtex.

        • #3029661

          Consider me

          by nexs ·

          In reply to Not Kevlar

          Concerned

        • #3029673

          If you’re gonna go flammable,

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Oh, and…

          go for a money tree.

          etu

    • #2853768

      infographic

      by kirsty2 ·

      In reply to The famous ‘Cloud’

      You might be interested to look at this interesting cloud computing infographic it will give you some ideas : http://bit.ly/cZLjN3a

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