Doctorow on Cloud Computing
Cory Doctorow has an article in the Guardian entitled Not every cloud has a silver lining that is worth a read. Cloud computing is a current shiny object. But its not for everyone, or every application.
The article starts with:
The tech press is full of people who want to tell you how completely awesome life is going to be when everything moves to "the cloud" – that is, when all your important storage, processing and other needs are handled by vast, professionally managed data-centres.
Then goes on to tell how and why the cloud is oversold.