But Stallman is unimpressed. "I think that marketers like "cloud computing"
because it is devoid of substantive meaning. The term's meaning is not
substance, it's an attitude: 'Let any Tom, Dick and Harry hold your data,
let any Tom, Dick and Harry do your computing for you (and control it).'
Perhaps the term 'careless computing' would suit it better."
He sees a creeping problem: "I suppose many people will continue moving
towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute. The
US government may try to encourage people to place their data where the US
government can seize it without showing them a search warrant, rather than
in their own property. However, as long as enough of us continue keeping our
data under our own control, we can still do so. And we had better do so, or
the option may disappear."
There are many comments after the article - several are interesting.
I want 'cloud computing' but I want to own my own cloud that I can securely
access from anywhere. In some ways I have that now (ssh, etc) but it's far