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November 20th, 2009


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02:44 pm - "He's posting a joke! I better take him seriously!"
Okay, guys, fun's fun, but the joke's done.

And I appreciate all the hard work that obviously went in to setting up the entire world so that when I woke up one day in November, I hear this new tech buzzword being bantered around like it's been here all along. That's hilarious! You know I like creating fake companies, towns and concepts, and "cloud computing" sure sounds like something I could've come up with. It's great. And it came out of the blue. Just like clouds! I get it! How long did it take you guys to come up with all this?

But let's be serious for a moment here. Jokes have a shelf life, and this one is definitely past its own. Let's get back to mocking, you know, real buzzwords.







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From:bkdelong
Date:November 20th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
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so are you saying that "cloud computing" is the joke or that people riffing on "cloud computing" is old school?
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From:ckd
Date:November 20th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Hey! You! Get offa my cloud!
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From:ruthling
Date:November 20th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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i think both.
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From:cloudscout
Date:November 20th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
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I am particularly offended by this new terminology.
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From:bostonista
Date:November 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Funny part is that it HAS been here all along. Or for at least 6+ years. It's just hitting the mainstream now that Google is running all sorts of (previously desktop-only) apps.
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From:muffyjo
Date:November 21st, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
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Cloud computing has been a concept for over 10 years (I know this because I used to talk to vendors about it back when I did hands-on computer work and that's all but fallen off my resume).

I am, however, amused to hear people using the terminology as if it were real. And, I gather, it is to some extent.

It came from the image used in the networking diagram to describe it. Or at least, that's my understanding of it. Still, as a working concept, I'm amused it's panned out.
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From:contradictacat
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
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Completely unrelated to anything: HOLYCRAP TOM LEHRER VIDEO. Now I know where your icon is from.
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From:radiotelescope
Date:November 21st, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
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I refuse to call anything "cloud computing" if I know who owns the servers. Gmail is not "the cloud". It's Google. To be "in the cloud", my email would have to be a series of anonymous bittorrent streams bouncing between ad-hoc clients running as screen savers.

(...I mentioned this to my friend the privacy specialist, who promptly replied "You mean it isn't?")

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