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(Network World)   Cheeky browser plug-in pokes fun at cloud hype, automatically replaces "the cloud" with "my butt"   ( ) divider line
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5980 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2013 at 8:33 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-14 07:41:26 PM  
1 vote:
Not nearly as awesome as the plugin that replaced pictures of people's kids with pictures of cats.
2013-03-14 11:15:41 AM  
1 vote:

mccallcl: What are people supposed to say? "software defined datacenter"?

The problem is that stupid marketers have decided that every single thing that's ever been on a network is suddenly "cloud computing" and they've basically ruined the term. It seems like about 90% of the things companies say are "in the cloud" or "cloud computing" are really just traditional websites, web-based applications running on big iron or simple online storage spaces that really have little to nothing to do with public or private clouds.

I don't know what you replace it with, though.
2013-03-14 09:40:48 AM  
1 vote:

ChrisDe: When I hear someone say "the cloud", my douchebag alarm goes off. Unless they're talking about meteorology.

Which is annoying because actual cloud computing is very useful and much easier to say than "distributed on-demand compute resources".

This is why technical people hate marketers. They ruin everything.
2013-03-14 08:50:56 AM  
1 vote:
How about just turning "the cloud" into "the internet". While they're at it how about turning "at the end of the day" into "now I might be an idiot, but it seems to me"
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