Techs & Trends
What is a cloud?
It involves using a single master server to hold information while a seperate machine accesses that information.
For instance, the up-and-coming mobile gaming company OnLive holds the game files and computing power on a remote server, and then transmits that information to the customer when they log in to play. It allows the customer to access and play the game without having the hardware or memory space to run it.
Like keeping your photos on Flickr instead of on your hard drive or phone.
Or using GMail instead of an email app on your computer or phone.
In twenty years or less, we won't have physical computers. We will simply log in to a portal and instantly have access to every personal document we've ever drafted. I'm excited!
Okay, so the conspiracy thing was a joke, but you get the idea I'm sure.
The internet cloud is where lost emails and in approriate pictures end up
Seriously: cloud = Internet
That's all there is to it.