Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hi-tech incomprehensibility edging closer; actually intruding

My house is rented for the week to a software company that does not have a brick-and-mortar office. They all work out of their houses and do everything they do online. On the rare occasion they get together for facetime they rent a house like mine. I looked at their website and it said they do cloud computing for medium size companies. WTF is cloud computing?


  1. In the Clouds...10:22 PM

    Gee, didn't you learn anything on that beach?
    And I quote: "Cloud computing is all the rage. 'It's become the phrase du jour' says Gartner senior analyst Ben Ping, echoing many of his peers. The problem is that (as with Web 2.0) everyone seems to have a different definition.

    Now Microsoft and several other companies are working hard to discover how they can make more and lotsa money, from this latest vague idea -- I guess by storing your work on big virtual servers away from your computer - in the clouds

  2. Cloud computing, invented by German software engineer Gustav Cloud (pronounced clow-ood) consists of computers that have what looks like a human hair pigtail coming out the back with highly sensitive connecting feeler tendrils at the end. These bond with the operators connecting tendrils, which then bond with every living and mechanical object that is connected, such as the toaster, making it possible for the operator to share information, make coffee and taste the breakfast of a connected lobster in the Atlantic ocean all at the same time. Duh. And yes, it is all the rage.

  3. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Harvey is funny.

  4. I can hardly wait for Cloud Computing 2.0 which will be faster, more powerful, and require more memory and faster processors.

  5. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Whose memory are we talking about.....yours or your computer?