Even in mainstream news these days you here about cloud computing and how it will change the world. Yet really, what is cloud?
The whole topic reminds me of a discussion I led in college. I asked the group how many people at the start of discussion how many of them were feminists. Very very few raised their hands. Fine. I then asked each person to define what a feminist was. We then read out and discussed those definitions. Like defining cloud, they were all over the map. We finally decided on a definition of feminist as someone who believes in equal rights for women and men. Armed with this definition we polled ourselves again on what is a feminist. The result? Almost every hand was raised.
I believe it’s the same with cloud.
The fact is, cloud computing is used by everyone on the internet every day. It is in fact the Internet itself – a group of remotely accessibly computing resources.
Glad we got that out of the way.