Cloudy Networks

We’re all tired of buzzwords that have no clear meaning or make no sense. Those that do have a clear meaning are generally misused. Often, buzzwords start as meaningful concepts like “Agile Computing”, and then are stretched and misused and repeated by managers who can’t bother learning what they mean until the phrases are drained entirely. See also "service oriented architecture.”

Today, one buzzword rules them all: The Cloud.

At this point seems to have a different idea of what “the cloud” is, which seems appropriate for the metaphor. Writing in Ars Technica, Jon Stokes tries to save cloud computing from dissolving into fog and vapor. Highly recommended, both because cloud-based tools are here to stay, and because you, as a writer, want to cherish the terms instead of knocking their corners off.