Why I hate the cloud.
What on earth is “The Cloud”?
Me, I’m a geek by definition, I love Star Trek, play computer games, work in IT and speak a little Japanese. So if something new comes along I want to know what is going on. I want in!
So when someone started talking about this “new” thing — the cloud, my first thought was “I missed that” has some brand new technology been developed? What is it – do I need one? Well, what is it – vapourware! That is “pass along please nothing new to see here”. It’s just a network, nothing else.
For years we techies have been trying to stop our users storing stuff locally. You can tell them “your hard disk will die” or you can explain it won’t be backed up. Or even – you can only access it from the one box if it’s not on the net, but they will not listen. Tell ‘em its stored on a cloud and they go all gooey eyed on you and say “I want one”.
Maybe that’s where we techies go wrong, try to explain in plain English what to do and they all ignore you. It looks like – again that where we techies have failed to make an impact Marketing hype has succeeded.