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Cloud Computing Deniers

I’m not a big fan of “cloud computing,” as EEJ readers know. It seems like a stap backwards, to 1970s-era timeshare machines instead of the fast, cheap, and ubiquitous devices we have today. Sure, it’s great business for the cable and wireless companies. But is it a good deal for us?

Today I stumbled across a brief article by Cory Doctorow (boing-boing) that explains one of the fundamental mind-warps of the whole cloud-computing mass hallucination. The money line: “It’s easy to see why telcos would love the idea that every play of ‘your’ media involves another billable event… It’s that prized, elusive urinary-tract-infection business model at work, where media flows in painful, expensive drips instead of healthy, powerful gushes.” Testify, brother!

http://boingboing.net/2013/02/05/fedexs-file-transfer-capacit.html

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