What Is the Cloud?

I thought the normal barrage of corporate buzzwords was bad enough, but now everyone has to talk about “the cloud” all the time?  Really?

Exactly what is the cloud?  Every time you see a technology commercial, someone is talking about “the cloud.”  It must be pretty awesome, right?

Do you know what it is?

It’s the internet.


We’ve all been using the cloud for years.  In fact, you’re using the cloud right now.

So why are they calling it that?  Why the new name? Why not just say “the internet” or after you finish uploading something, say “it’s online?”

Because people like stupid names for things, I guess.  It makes them feel special.

Now, get off of my cloud.

One Reply to “What Is the Cloud?”

  1. I remember the first time I heard the word cyberspace for the internet. I never heard it before because I was in the military. When I asked this corporate drone the meaning, she rolled her eyes and walked away. The bitch!

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