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miller60 writes: There's a vigorous debate among cloud pundits about whether the apparent loss of all Sidekick users' data is a reflection on the trustworthiness of cloud computing or simply another cautionary tale about poor backup practices. InformationWeek calls the incident “a code red cloud disaster." But some cloud technologists insist data center failures are not cloud failures. Is this distinction meaningful? Or does the cloud movement bear the burden of fuzzy definitions in assesing its shortcomings as well as its promise?
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The Sidekick Failure and Cloud Culpability

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  • ...when cloud computing is for the most part a marketing term.

    It is silly how all the pundits are jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon without anyone even knowing what it really is (or different people thinking different things). Maybe having cloud computing blamed for the sidekick incident isn't a bad thing if it leads to a meaningful definition.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.