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Diabolus Advocatus writes: Cory Doctorow has an interesting article on guardian.co.uk addressing what cloud computing really means for the average consumer:

The tech press is full of people who want to tell you how completely awesome life is going to be when everything moves to "the cloud" — that is, when all your important storage, processing and other needs are handled by vast, professionally managed data-centres.

Here's something you won't see mentioned, though: the main attraction of the cloud to investors and entrepreneurs is the idea of making money from you, on a recurring, perpetual basis, for something you currently get for a flat rate or for free without having to give up the money or privacy that cloud companies hope to leverage into fortunes.
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