Way back in the early 1990s Sun Microsystems had a slogan "the network is the computer". It did not make sense to any of us back then. However, today it is a different story. Today we are rapidly moving our personal applications into the Cloud sometimes perhaps without even realising that it is happening.
- Gmail & Google Calendar for all your email and appointments
- Facebook for all your friends
- LinkedIn for all your business contacts
- Blogger, Wordpress or another hosted blogging platform for your diary
There is some way to go yet before we can really trust the cloud. But rest assured it is coming. In the future people will laugh at the quaint idea that we once had stand alone computers and storage.
By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire