[LINK] 'Cloud Computing METAPHOR doesn't fly'

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 00:16:11 AEDT 2011

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 10:10, Martin Barry <marty at supine.com> wrote:

> I think the problem is that there is a whole spectrum of services which can
> be cloudy and the terms people are using do not clear delineate what is and
> isn't covered.

I prefer Roy Schestowitz´ (techrights.org, Twitter: @schestowitz) term, he
coined "Fog Computing".

Or like I say "the fine art of separating people from their software".

Google made a great example by its unilateral changing of the GMail user
interface. I choose to keep the old look but it´s evident it´s "temporary",
which means we all be "upgraded" to the "new look" wether we want it or not.

Or as someone else said on my Twitter TL "shame on the FOSS movement for
not providing a GMail alternative that anybody can run on any server".

"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."
Richard Hamming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamming_code

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