posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:56 PM
originally posted by: timbersonjerry
Less than a decade ago, the concept of cloud computing seemed like a futuristic idea
Among whom? In the computer industry the idea of 'computing as a utility' has been around since the first time-sharing systems in the early 1970's.
It never went anywhere. It just wasn't as economically and technically feasible.
As microprocessors got cheaper and faster at a rate higher than the communications bandwidth and costs, it became more desirable to distribute
It came back in a big way with Mosaic & Netscape in 1994. Now, the infrastrucure and technology for widespread data communication has been built, and
the economic advantages of centralization and specialization (of labor) reassert themselves.
edit on 13-2-2016 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)