Cloud Computing

The full title of the piece is "Steve Wozniak: Cloud Computing Will Cause 'Horrible Problems In The Next Five Years'", and when I ran across it today I muttered my agreement. I made a pretty good living in the late 80's and early 90's migrating data from remote mainframes to local computers and networks, and see "the cloud" as just another incarnation of Big Iron. I got quite a kick out of some of the comments on the piece, accusing the Woz of being Old School, and a borderline Luddite.

Lo and behold, tonight I find confirmation of the Apple wizard's worst fears - not five years hence, but today: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking. Read it and be afraid - very afraid.

Steve Wozniak really, really doesn't like the cloud.

(link) [Business Insider]

21:40 /Technology | 2 comments | permanent link

For flock's sake

Clever idea, but I daresay that a guard dog would be cheaper and more effective over the long haul.

Swiss boffins have been testing SMS-equipped sheep to see if they can send a warning text message when the big, bad wolf approaches, and it looks like they can.

(link) [The Register]

07:02 /Agriculture | 0 comments | permanent link