When your data-center road trip is waylaid by rain, why not use the time to define your terms?
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By Ingrid Burrington. Whether we accept the metaphor of The Cloud or install a browser plugin to taunt it, it is part of a fundamental change in how people live with and perceive the Internet. It has less to do with marketing-speak, and more to do with the fact that while waiting out a flash flood in Arizona, I could look on my phone at a radar map of that flash flood. The Cloud facilitates a particular kind of time travel, not one of paradoxical leaps forwards or backwards but a flattening of space-time into a constant real-time now.