Cloud Computing: From Both Sides

With cloud computing, it's really important to look at both sides now,

From win and lose and still somehow,

It's cloud's illusions I recall.

I really don't know clouds at all.

McNealy's gone, and so has Sun.

Oracle rains and snows on everyone.

So many things I would have done,

But clouds got in the way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now,

From give and take and still somehow,

It's clouds illusions I recall,

I really don't know clouds at all.

Chrome and roam and uptime spiel,

The dizzy dancing way I feel,

As every fairy tale comes real,

I've looked at clouds that way.

But now it's just another show,

You leave them laughing when you go,

And if you care, don't let them know.

Don't give yourself away.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now,

From give and take and still somehow,

It's clouds illusions I recall.

I really don't know clouds at all.

Note – I strongly believe in cloud computing with every sinew of my satirical body. At the same time, Descartes, Socrates and Joni Mitchell -- they all see the benefit of doubt. Prescient songwriting, for sure.

Questions to ponder: How is trust earned? Beyond that, how is deep trust earned? How can doubt be dissolved? What damage does fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) do? When is doubt justified? What uncertainties can we live with? What are the alternatives to those uncertainties?

Phil Shapiro

The author of this article is an educator and community builder in the Washington DC-area. He has worked for several public library and public school systems in the DC-area. He can be reached at philshapiroblogger@gmail.com and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro

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