Re: Microsoft Weighs-In (Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package)

Subject: Re: Microsoft Weighs-In (Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package)
From: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 11:33:10 +1000

On 11/05/13 05:51, Ken Poshedly wrote:
> Basically, isn't just the "cloud" a fancy name for a million or so terabyte hard
> drives in various hard-wired and air conditioned rooms scattered all over the
> world?
>
> Like they say, it's all in how you package / present it.
>
> The question then becomes if one of those hard drive servers crashes, will the
> marketing-types say "the cloud crashed" or "the cloud cleared up" or "the cloud
> rained all its data out in one big storm"?

For most, I think the term `cloud' simply means `obscured by'.
Cheers!

David.

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> -- Kenpo in Atlanta
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> From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
> To: "techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Fri, May 10, 2013 3:14:15 PM
> Subject: RE: Microsoft Weighs-In (Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software
> package)
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> Heh. Happy Friday! But the point is, "cloud" and "Web 2.0" sound to me more like
> marketing than tech-writing. I prefer terms like "data storage" and "Web-based
> software" that clearly describe something without any hype. Maybe this is just a
> TW thing...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:57 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Microsoft Weighs-In (Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software
> package)
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> You said that almost as if you'd made a point. :-)
>
> But I think "cloud" and "cloud computing" have already lasted longer than did
> "Web 2.0".
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Sent: May-09-13 1:43 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Microsoft Weighs-In (Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software
> package)
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> My favorite line in John Willis' article is: "Much like 'Web 2.0'..."
>
> Yes. Exactly.
>
> Now I must go off and polish my Old Fudd certificate.
>
> Happy Thursday!
>
> Dan
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