Monday, July 20, 2009

"The Cloud" exists already....

For anyone who runs a Windows PC, the vaunted "cloud computing" environment already exists. Without most of us realizing it, large collections of computer systems - CDNs, botnets, grid-enabled NOCs, hosting centers, etc. already provide the type of computing power environments that connect our PCs to a world of search engines/databases/upgrades/virus signatures from many vendors. When my Vista boots it proceeds immediately to find out who feeds it daily medicine and then proceeds to tell the world what state it is in:

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