Dan Nosowitz reporting the results of a survey about cloud computing:

54 percent of respondents claim to never use the cloud. 95 percent of those people actually are.

All of the results seem pretty ridiculous if you ask me. I have two main take aways from this:

  1. This is what happens when business speak and marketing degrees start to take over, you get a convoluted mess of words that don’t mean anything. Cloud computing is different than servers and clients how? Different than networking how? Cloud computing is a bad term meant to dumb down and oversell a complex system to “normal” users. See also: Twitter’s writing.
  2. I think the above quote is actually a good thing, not a bad thing. If “cloud” services are done right, the user should really never need to know that they are using a cloud based service. Does it really matter if Dropbox is cloud based or not — or is what really matters that such a service works consistently and works well? I think the implementation, not the name is what matters.
[via NextDraft]

Posted by Ben Brooks