Has ‘Cloud Computing’ Become a Redundant Phrase?

May 16, 2012 No Comments

Summary: Soon, any and all forms of computing will be taking advantage of a mix of network and local resources. Why bother to call it anything but ‘computing’?

My eighth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Pedrick, probably would have a field day with her red pen if she ever read many of the IT-related blogs out there – including mine. One of her pet peeves was the loading up of sentences with redundancies; most thoughts could be expressed neatly and cleanly with an economy of words. Consider phrases such as “free gift,” “all-time record,” “foreign imports,” “advance planning,” “join together” and “new recruit.”

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