It has been a tough couple of weeks for "Cloud computing".

Larry Ellisson from Oracle hates cloud computing, or at least the term.

Users of the Sidekick lost all their personal data from the phones stored in the Cloud. Gmail was out for a couple of hours. Twitter was out for a an hour, at least to for anyone you followed. Facebook users were locked out from their accounts.

When users become dependent on access to their data in the cloud, it is a big problem when it is not there. 

I realized this morning that in the container under my notebook were some disk recovery tools that I have not had to use since 2000 when disk loss was a monthly concern.

The loss of data is still a concern, the causes have changed.

AuthorJamie Johnson