Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Article of the Day (again) - Cloud Computing in Plain English

A trip into the secret, online 'cloud'

By John D. Sutter, CNN
November 4, 2009 1:00 p.m. EST

San Jose, California (CNN) -- One day, while uploading yet another text file to the Google Docs Web site, I started to wonder: When I save this file online, where does it actually go?

I store tons of information on the Internet instead of just on my laptop or work computer. Often, I do this specifically so I can access information from both places, or from my mobile phone if I need it on-the-go.

Without realizing it, I'd started cloud computing, that nebulous term that refers to the idea that computing power is moving off home PCs and laptops and onto the Web.

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This is a pretty good overview for non-geeks...solid vid embedded as well.


  1. Nice article for us non-techies. The video was solid too, considering the dog referenced had a "strange dog name", Frank(ie), also referred to as a "weirdly named dog"--what a coincidence. Odd. ha!

  2. yeah...nettie didn't like that call. go figure.