Why is everything called "cloud"

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Ben420, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Ben420 macrumors newbie

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    It's so annoying, after apple released iCloud, every ****ing company in the world put "cloud' somewhere in their products name!!! WTFFF!!!
     
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    Probably because in network diagrams (Visio) the Internet has traditionally been represented as a cloud. Thus the industry picked up on it and started marketing the name to represent their Internet storage/streaming services.

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  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    OP also, there have been Microsoft cloud ads before apple...
     
  4. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Actually, Apple is very late jumping on the cloud. They're at the back of the pack.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Wikipedia

    Looks like with a simple search you would have discovered that Apple didn't "invent" the Cloud and it has been around a while.:eek:
     
  6. Cripps macrumors regular

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    It's just a metaphor, so you can relax.
     
  7. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    late jumping on using the term cloud, not the concept...
     
  8. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Did u actually stop and think that apple is the one that put cloud into their service and not that everybody copied it after apple magically released it? cloud has been out for a while. Not everything revolves around Apple and apple is one of the last ones taken to the cloud :)
     
  9. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    You are 100 percent wrong on this one. Not only has other companies/services referred to their online storage or other online services as the cloud, they did it years ahead of apple.

    Nice try though.
     
  10. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Now everyone is putting an "i" in front of their product name.
     
  11. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    The "cloud" concept has been around a lot longer than when Apple released iCloud. Not everything starts and ends with Apple. :)
     
  12. robjulo macrumors 6502a

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    Uh no. They are late in concept as well.
     
  13. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Nice trolling Mr. 2PostsToMyName
     
  14. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    It's called "cloud" because anything you keep there can vanish any time.
     
  15. takeshi74, Dec 17, 2011
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    Like many others (a recent one claimed that no one used screen protectors before the iPhone), you're confusing noticing something after Apple does it with the notion that Apple did it first. As stated above, that's clearly not the case and something you could have easily discovered yourself. The term cloud with this usage existed long before Apple ever released iCloud.

    Why would it annoy you anyway? Are you going to claim that you invented the cloud as well?
     
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  17. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

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    Like numerous people here have been saying... cloud based products have been around for a really long time. I have been using Dropbox for years now... way before iCloud even existed. It's not something to go nuts about, though, but you clearly don't agree with me on that.
     
  18. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Oh really? What was MobileMe and iDisk?

    iTools was released in January 2000... late to the game huh? What other major player had a solution then?
     
  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You've got it all wrong. The term "Cloud" has been around for a long time and was used by others longer before Apple did. As already mentioned Apple are actually late to the party and if anything have copied others.
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Based on the number of service outages and bugs iCloud has experienced, it's almost like they invented the entire concept of cloud computing.

    Too bad they're 10 years late and still haven't managed to master basic things like uptime, even despite having numerous successful examples to copy.
     
  21. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    10 years late? What was iTools?
     
  22. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Well it certainly sounds better then 'serverstoragecenterinaremotearea'. The whole cloud idea is a bit misleading, though.
     
  23. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    Same service my ISP provided.
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    OP you clearly know nothing about computers. The term cloud computing has been thrown around quite a lot for more than a decade. The term gained a fair amount of visibility with Apple among the average consumer, then you made a nice rant on how Apple invented yet another thing :rolleyes:.
     

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