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Cloud Computing: No Silver Bullet

But first, a rant about silver bullets.  CEOs love them.  Shareholders love them.  Politicians love them.  It’s too bad they are hardly ever real.  The world has a way of keeping itself in balance by using opposing forces and feedback loops (you know, like our government used to).  Sure, we find disruptive advancements in technology, math, and even anthropology, but even these usually have some sort of cost or downside.  While you keep trying to make alchemy work, we’ll just keep on finding significant, but incremental, improvements, and we’ll see who wins.

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