[LINK] Maintaining the link list
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Wed Feb 23 09:40:21 AEDT 2011
On 20 February 2011 11:59, Tom Koltai <tomk at unwired.com.au> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Johann Kruse [mailto:whassaname at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, 19 February 2011 9:20 PM
>> To: Tom Koltai
>> Cc: Ash Nallawalla; Link list
>> Subject: Re: [LINK] Maintaining the link list
>> (lurker since about 1996 when I was the ripe old age of 16 -
>> Link has been a source of my education for many years now)
> So Igor, it would appear that ve have a success...
> [Johann, it might not be too late if you start running NOW.]
I've already been for a run this morning - you could have warned me earlier!
> OK, I'm going to see how this experiment turns out... /Twitter/follow/
> Linkers, I will report back in about twenty-five years or so, have we
> created a Johnny Howard or a Bob Hawke...
> Describes himself as: # Bio Cloud computing geek and rugby tragic
> Oh oh, there it is, another one of these Cloud people.
> What is it with this goddamned cloud thingy...
True - every outsourcer, hoster, consultant, man and dog is now a
What I do is help businesses understand what that actually means
("commercial" cloud that is, not "consumer" cloud - doncha love it ;))
- what it is and, just as importantly, what it isn't.
Of course every cloud specialising man and dog will also have their
own spin on what *that* means :)
> We left centralised computing in the eighties... Only salespersons and
> the very very young would consider going back there...
> Must be like the Orange people, or the Moonies...
> All hail the Cloud. INGSOC is omnipotent. The cloud is INGSOC.
> Johann, here comes the flash quiz that you should have sat when you
> applied to Link for admission...
> Please answer yes or no to each question.
> 1. INGSOC is good.
> 2. There is no thought without INGSOC.
There is thought if INGSOC says there is thought.
> 3. There is no Privacy.
> 4. The cloud is good.
See my response above.
> 5. The cloud will do no evil.
> 6. The cloud is everywhere.
> 7. The cloud is hosted in Egypt on an Etilsat Server.
> 8. The cloud's administrator is called CIANSA ECHELON (must be
> Chinese or South American)
> 9. The cloud can be accessed from any satellite KU or C band
My head hurts.
> 10. The cloud is doubleplusgood. [See Q4 above for additional
> In hindsight, as you have survived Link for fourteen years, my guess is
> that you have earnt an aggregate pass and the pop-quiz is cancelled.
In that case I am off to look at some prolefeed.
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