Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Everybody's head is in "the cloud™"

I have decided that it is high time I write out my thoughts on the Information Technology industries favorite buzz-word of the past couple of years... Maybe this article will be a bit of a break from my normal 'anti-fascism/eat-the-rich/banker-ninja's-killed-JFK' kind of story... But then again, it likely intertwines somehow.

The Cloud™
The latest and greatest technology that every company will be using in the next 5 10 15 years... In essence, what the cloud does is outsource the I.T. department and all data and any software applications to a services company and saves CEOs money†.
† - I do intend to disprove this cost savings further down the article 

Don't get me wrong, I love losing my job to Malaysian/Indian/Chinese children who can do it for me for 'just pennies a day', it's my favouritest thing... So now that the obvious is out of the way, let's get to the real problem that lies ahead of us.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I had a revelation yesterday. Everything made perfect sense in an instant and every other question fell by the wayside. The singular answer to every mystery was sitting right in front of my eyes, where it had been so many times before. Everyone has been overlooking it because it is so completely prominent in our daily lives. Many have even come close to asking the right question yet persist in failing to present the answer in the form of a question...

'Follow the money'?

Sure the money trail might uncover the secrets of who really killed JFK and who commissioned the job, or how many weeks and workers were needed to plant the explosive nano-thermite charges in three World Trade center buildings and who they worked for... But these facts are still obfuscating the much bigger lie. The much bigger lie is also much older than any of us, and older than many of our nations. The secret is so closely guarded that it is likely known to no more than about 2 dozen people on the planet at any given time, and so unbelievable that it is easily discounted as lunacy should some random person stumble into it.

The lie is told to us through our entire lives and we believe it so blindly because it is so believable as to assume a presence, just like the air we breathe. While the air can only be proven by ducking your head below the surface of water and trying to breathe, this lie has certain physical manifestations that present us with the obviousness that it cannot be a lie. And so, confused, we drift off to sleep again.


There are many people I know who wonder how I am so in tune with current events. On this the 1 year anniversary of opening my Google Reader, I am told the following:
Granted, some of these near 82000 items that I've read are duplicates told by a different writer or seen from a different angle. Some still on topics which serve me no useful purpose like the upcoming 2012 U.S. presidential elections in which I am not able to vote anyway. So I guess the real question becomes how do I filter through all the static, but for this there is no real answer. I suppose some things just become more prominent over the dull din of all the other static.