possibly noteworthy wrote:
An introduction to privacy issues around cloud computing, with an eye to the ubiquitous computing future of the cloud.
From the archive, Larry Ellison:
"The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?"
That's because it relies on a 6 month sales cycle to continue to generate profits. If you weren't creating new "features", then you'd have no reason to fork over any more cash. It also purposefully makes things arcane and complex because then it can create tools that allow you to wrangle all that complexity together, creating a never ending cycle of cash flow.
RE: Web Meets World: Privacy and the Future of the Cloud