Best recent example is the Arab spring. Those protests were "against the dictator" (who else) but they weren't "because" of the dictators who had been in power for decades. It was because of the global recession.
Microsoft took the city's leaving so seriously that then CEO Steve Ballmer flew to Munich to meet the mayor. More recently, Microsoft last year moved its German company headquarters to Munich.
Why the hell would you "self-host" a cloud service?
Because in today's modern world, it pays to be fully buzzword-compliant.
It doesn't matter either way. It wouldn't change our reality.
How would you know?
Haven't scientists the world over have known since Sir Isaac Newton that gravity is a one way force? Does this guy even know what he is talking about?
There is no push and pull of gravity.
or possibility B. We've learned something new in the last 300 years.
Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor