Does anyone else think it's kinda weird that we have ridiculously cheap, incredibly fast massive storage options - yet all of the tech companies are duking it out in their competing clouds? I don't even get how it's that helpful in an "enterprise" setting. It would drive me nuts if I was working on a "team" project - and I couldn't even sneak anything good into the works anymore because a "manager" could just send me a quick "markup" edit... I just don't get it. Yeah, meetings sucks - but the reason they suck is because of morons "adding value". In the cloud, it's like the meeting that NEVER EVER ends. That would absolutely drive me insane. So whatever - I don't get it. I have no use for it, so I won't be participating. Then, there's this fictional family of 6 people who care to share everything with each other and all use the same credit card. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!?! Stop rebelling, Junior, come join the family on the cloud - we're ALL THE SAME. Isn't that right, dear? Awww... now you stop marking up peni all over your brother's face - that isn't NICE!!!! Anyway, someone please explain how these clouds aren't big scary borgs? Why should I pay a company a fee so they can have access to my stuff and trickle-charge me to death for it so I can trickle access it on my trickle connection? What, they screwed up and made everything too big, too fast, and too cheap? So now they're just making up things that are incredibly inconvenient, so they can "compete" on the basis of who has the bestest fastest of the slowest new big proprietary thing? And who is on a message THREAD? This is a big HUGE public forum. I just started a THREAD. WHO THE ****** EXACTLY is on an SMS thread? Again, is it the meeting from Hell that NEVER ends? Or is the annoying drunk girl still texting - or did she pass out yet? And who ended up banging her? Is that the thread? Anyway, I'm obviously not the target market. I like my privacy - I like having things that are my own private things. I don't like Facebook or Twitter - I'm just not a very social person unless I'm forced into it. I liked my iPhone when I first got it - it was really cool. Now it's annoying - and if AT&T hadn't dropped my charges, I'd be back to a flip phone. Angry Birds was an addictive little game there for a bit. But, to be completely honest, all the horrible invention has done is make ME more accessible - which I never wished to be in the first place. I can't say, "Oh yeah... I was away from my computer - sorry didn't catch your email and respond immediately" - because NOW my freakin' email is ON MY PHONE!!!!!!! And all of my clients know that now. So guess who gets to answer a TON more freakin' emails? So, before we all jet off into the cloud, trusting our favorite corporation with pretty much ALL of our personal information... WHO needs it? Who wants it? Who benefits? Apparently, once you're up in the clouds, you're not coming back - and how many of you voting in favor of the cloud have unlimited cellular data plans, and how much do you pay for THAT every month? I'm luckily stuck out in BFE with 3G - thank you, kind urban overlords for sparing me - seriously, THANK YOU - so "the cloud" is completely fn useless to me. Even my connection at home has pretty much zero "upload" speed INTO the cloud... So that's my rant. Not only do I not "get" the cloud concept - I don't truly have access to it anyway. All I can do is HOPE the big city folk might stop and think about the implications before they all adopt it and it ends up out here. Because I am extremely wary of it. If you understand the implication of the term "adding value" - then I think you know who will be driving you insane on the cloud, why it is you loathe "meetings" with these idiots.. and how every last ounce of creativity will eventually be squashed by the cloud. These people are very very VERY busy ALL of the time... Imagine having them constantly looking over your shoulder, making their "suggestions" - THAT is who lurks in the "cloud". Okay, end rant. Adopt it or not - it's up to you until it absolutely isn't anymore.