Should have run it past Verity Stob.
Like Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0 before it, the phrase "cloud computing" has become catnip to marketing zealots and lost souls of the IT industry. Behind all the fluff, though, the cloud touches on some timeless computing topics - big systems, parallel processing, collected intelligence, and the value of …
Think about it!
You've got Apple Cloud (when its working)
Then there's Microsoft's Cloud
Then there's Google's Cloud
Then Nokia's OVI might end up as a Cloud network.
Even Shuttleworth's Ubuntu might get on the Cloud Bandwaggon.
Every person in the world using 5 Massive computers to do all their day to day work using NetBooks or NetTerminals.
The Personal PC's cutting / bleeding edge will drift back to the enthusiasts and gamers.
I didn't personally know Tom Watson (although I worked at the Lab named after him).
I wasn't yet born when Alan Turing sadly took his own life, but I've studied his work.
But I knew Prof. Edsger at Austin. I attended Tuesday Afternoon Clubs with him presiding, when I could make it. I have a wet-ink EWD framed in a prominent place in my house, next to my nano-second.
Prof. E. would have told you your paper was poorly thought out, in excruciating detail.
I'll leave it there, I don't expect this to make it past the moderator ... but I hope it does.
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