30 Aug '12, 3pm

People think cloud computing involves actual clouds

People think cloud computing involves actual clouds

We know that people often get confused between weather and climate, but apparently a lot of people also get confused between weather and weather-related metaphors. To wit: A new survey has found that a shocking number of people believe that cloud computing involves actual clouds, as in the things in the sky where rain comes from. WebProNews reports : The survey found that 51 percent of respondents believe that stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing. A plurality of respondents (29 percent) also think that the cloud is an actual cloud. A paltry 16 percent actually knew what the cloud was. Now, we here at Grist are pretty into using the cloud. It can be energy efficient, plus it saves office space. But now I am a wee bit worried about what the larger public thinks we’re getting up to: 40 percent of respondents see the major advantage of the cloud is being able to w...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/126628/

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