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Re: RMS - Cloud Computing is a trap/stupid


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: RMS - Cloud Computing is a trap/stupid
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:23:41 -0500
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I wrote:
> Cloud computing does not yet exist.  That which is being sold as such is
> really just a form of timesharing.

Alfred M. Szmidt writes:
> It is actually worse, timsharing was sensible, since you still could
> gather your data (you got a shell account).

You don't go back far enough.  You didn't move your data from TSO to
Multics except by typing it back in.  Even the FORTRAN compilers weren't
compatible.

-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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