Google has apparently paid a handsome sum of money to buy a great deal of American wind – wind which, according to reports, is based mostly on the farmlands of Oklahoma. The big question here is how Apple will respond. Some are speculating that they’ll invest in an equally-important element of the weather – a few hundred miles of clouds, a significant amount of rain, or even a small portion of the sun! More on this story as it develops.
This morning I’ve been reading about the cloud, and the debates surrounding cloud computing. Personally, I don’t have a problem with it. Why shouldn’t clouds be able to use computers, to check their email, to blog? Wouldn’t it be cool to see a paladin cloud above you and then friend that cloud on facebook?
My only suggestion is that cloud computers be sold with translators so that we can finally communicate sans confusion. How many times have I stood dumbly in a driveway, staring up at those white poofs and failing to decode them? As long as their laptops or iPads are equipped with some sort of translating software, we can do away with the endless skyroglyphics. Then they will understand our important messages to them, and we will understand exactly what it is they’ve been trying to tell us for all these years.