Ok ...let's cut to the chase and quit pratting around like Virgin Fairies in the Perfumed Garden
"Google is obsessed with moving all applications into what it insists on calling the cloud,..."
And what would you rather call it, Cade? A free and ubiquitous, ridiculously easily accessed, invisible and intangible, collective executive administrative vault?
Methinks cloud, which can easily be thought to be an instrument and facility in any and many of its possible iterations [CLOUD/Clouds/CLoud/C##LOUD] is much more appropriate even if it is beautifully ambiguous ..... which is a very fine form of superior security for sensitive subjective applications/sublime programs and/or subversive projects ...... with the one being being the same as the other and delivering something else, completely different, which is what Quantum Communication Control brings to the Future and Private and Pirate Parties Playing in the Public Space and ITs Cyber Places.
And just in case anyone doesn't yet know of the Essence of Quantum, this is as clear and as simple an explanation of its bits and infinite flexibility as you are ever likely to get ....... "A qubit has some similarities to a classical bit, but is overall very different. Like a bit, a qubit can have two possible values—normally a 0 or a 1. The difference is that whereas a bit must be either 0 or 1, a qubit can be 0, 1, or a superposition of both." ..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qubit