Andi Baritchi's Blog
I see this whole cloud computing movement as nothing more than a
reincarnation of the classic mainframe client-server model. People want
painless access to their data and applications from wherever they are, from
whatever electronic gizmo they happen to be using.
In a time long, long ago, before internet pron, spam, and Britney Spears,
there was mainframe computing. A user would login to a dumb terminal, do
their work remotely on the mainframe, and logout. Since the work was saved on
the mainframe, she could resume her work later from any terminal accessing
that mainframe. And for the most part, if setup right, mainframes were pretty
damn secure too.
Then came the advent of the personal computer (PC). Now the computing power
and storage was in your home. We gained the ability to work at home, but lost
the mobility to work from anywhere - there's ... (more)