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To: aimhigh

“Clouds” are nothing but a new name to Internet storage. That’s all. Consumers rejected Internet storage years ago, yet, they’ll buy it if it seems like something they call it a “cloud”.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 3:08:29 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: CodeToad
“Clouds” are nothing but a new name to Internet storage. That’s all. Consumers rejected Internet storage years ago, yet, they’ll buy it if it seems like something they call it a “cloud”.

Yep, chalk one up for the marketing guys - and persistence.

As for me, I don't trust the cloud, no matter how benign Apple makes its backup logo appear. I always expect to see it change a bit with the weather forecast, I guess.

:-)

24 posted on 08/06/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: CodeToad
“Clouds” are nothing but a new name to Internet storage. That’s all. Consumers rejected Internet storage years ago, yet, they’ll buy it if it seems like something they call it a “cloud”.

Yep, chalk one up for the marketing guys - and persistence.

As for me, I don't trust the cloud, no matter how benign Apple makes its backup logo appear. I always expect to see it change a bit with the weather forecast, I guess.

:-)

25 posted on 08/06/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: CodeToad

The cloud allows you to access and edit documents that are stored online, so it’s a functional, everyday step above plain old storage. Some people may have less technical solutions that they claim is “the cloud”, but the real cloud is a extension of the “network drive” folks use at their workplace to store common files. This time, instead of shared users, the “cloud” is more focused on single users and multiple devices/points of access (although you do have multi-user, multi-access point uses of the cloud as well).

There is also this extension that Apple has added where you no longer personally control your devices, but are just sort of “leasing” them from Apple (even though you purchased the physical devices), which allowed this guy to have all his devices and content wiped away.

The cloud is a hackers wet dream. Combine Facebook and the cloud, and it’s hacker heaven.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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