Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 10:02 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Microsoft The technology world is all aflame about "cloud computing", and how businesses are supposed to move all of their stuff into the cloud, or die. Or something. In my eyes, "cloud" is simply a different name for the internet, and cloud computing is simply a different and fancier name for what most internet users have been doing for ages.
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RE: hmmm...yes...the cloud
by missionmom on Wed 1st Apr 2009 23:36 UTC in reply to "hmmm...yes...the cloud"
missionmom
Member since:
2008-07-08

So, what do you mean by non-retarded? Normal?
Geez, could you be any more offensive? Using the word retarded as slang is just offensive and demeaning. Why deliberately hurt people with your cruel words.

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RE[2]: hmmm...yes...the cloud
by jessta on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 01:55 in reply to "RE: hmmm...yes...the cloud"
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

So, what do you mean by non-retarded? Normal?
Geez, could you be any more offensive? Using the word retarded as slang is just offensive and demeaning. Why deliberately hurt people with your cruel words.


It's supposed to be demeaning, when people come up with terrible useless ideas and market them widely they must be ridiculed or they'll keep doing it.

'Retarded' refers to something that is held back or slowed, in this context it refers to someone that is "slow or limited in intellectual development"

The premise of the statement is that someone who wasn't limited in intellectual development came up with a useful idea, and a number of people with 'limited intellectual development' warped the idea in to something useless and then marketed it.

Unless you are someone that believes in 'cloud computing' in it's widely marketed sense then you have no reason to be offended. If you don't then you have likely created offense by your own generalising to unrelated people with 'limited intellectual development'.

- Jesse

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RE[2]: hmmm...yes...the cloud
by nelix on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 02:12 in reply to "RE: hmmm...yes...the cloud"
nelix Member since:
2009-04-02

retarded - 1. underdeveloped, 2. mentally challenged


Could you be any more PC?

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