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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

John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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