Techno Ethics

Keeping Our Heads in the Cloud

James Ellis Arden

One might think, with so much exposition on “cloud computing,” that “the cloud” is a new concept. Not so. Dropbox, for example, is a cloud service that launched back when most people still had dial-up connections. And how long have you been using e-mail? An e-mail provider is a cloud-based operation. Truth is, we’ve been employing the cloud since before that term was ever used non-meteorologically.

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