In truth, this article only goes to further my dislike of the concept. When we centralize processing power, when it becomes a utility that we buy into, a few things happen:
- The center becomes an obvious and frequent target for malicious crackers who want my data.
- Centralized processing providers become a corporate entity, and they become exactly as inefficient and careless as other corporations providing any other product or service (more detail in a moment).
- The economy on the whole takes a downturn.
- The experience of the individual computer user is unfairly diminished, as is the value of the non-cloud system we currently have.