a couple of WOTY sleepers

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Sun Jan 4 12:47:28 UTC 2009

From:    "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> At 1/2/2009 10:07 PM, Victor wrote:

>> The latter has been in the press quite a bit, but, it seems, no one has
>> any idea what it really means. Just this week, it was announced that
>> Genentech decided to let Google run all its document services (i.e.,
>> mail, spreadsheet, etc.) as a "cloud computing" beta test.

> In this case, what "cloud" means must be the opposite of
> "clear".  Outsource some part of your business operation, and no one
> will be able to perceive how it's being done.  Somewhat like Madoff's process.

I don't know if that was meant sarcastic or not, but "the cloud" has
been around for quite a while for the interwebs.

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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