Zombie Technologies

I've been involved in computing technology for a long time, and I like to save references to earlier technologies, especially those touted as killers of prior art.  I have copies of the original PC Magazine and other early 1980s publications proclaiming the Death of the Mainframe, killed by the ubiquitous and all powerful PC.  And about the Death of the PC, "killed" many times over by Thin Clients, Laptops, NetBooks, iPads...a never-ending hoard of murderous technologies.  Hmmm...

My recent copy of Wired Magazine declared, on its cover, that The Web is Dead!  Really?  What killed it?  Oh, right, Cloud Computing.  So, why do we have all these dead, zombie technologies still with us?  Mainframes.  PCs.  Browsers.  Operating systems.  A veritable host of the undead.

What will The Cloud kill?  Probably nothing.

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The purpose of this blog is to highlight and to explore general issues around "Cloud Computing" -- its benefits, risks, and component technologies -- and how they are evolving. I'll also periodically comment (of course!) on Oracle's Cloud Computing capabilities, resources, and cloud-related events. -- Harry J Foxwell, PhD, Principal Consultant for Cloud Computing, Oracle Public Sector HW

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