Larry Ellison Rewrites History, Claims Invention of the Cloud

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No one can claim to invent cloud computing, because it is simply another version of the old mainframe and terminal model. The only difference is that now instead of a closed network, the "terminal" connects to the internet. Essentially not a new concept just a natural evolution of one that has been there for a long time.
 

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[citation][nom]husker[/nom]No one can claim to invent cloud computing, because it is simply another version of the old mainframe and terminal model. The only difference is that now instead of a closed network, the "terminal" connects to the internet. Essentially not a new concept just a natural evolution of one that has been there for a long time.[/citation]


You just beat me to it.
Back in the 70s I was taking 'IT' classes at Hamburg University on an IBM mainframe; a 1 MIPS power house :) We students are on the dumb terminals and the big 'machine' behind glass with A/C and guys in white coats attending to it; just like in the old movies. So we ran our little programs remotely on that machine, getting charged CPU time.
Pretty much what cloud providers do now. So many CPUs, time, GB storage and TB data transfer per month etc.
 

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Finaly someone else has noticed how we've come back to the "thin-client" bullshit Larry was talking up lo these many years ago.

It was a bad idea when there was no bandwidth to be had, back then, and it's a bad idea now, as bandwidth costs an arm and a leg in the States.
 

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[citation][nom]husker[/nom]No one can claim to invent cloud computing, because it is simply another version of the old mainframe and terminal model. The only difference is that now instead of a closed network, the "terminal" connects to the internet. Essentially not a new concept just a natural evolution of one that has been there for a long time.[/citation]

This.

Worked on a Vax 11/785 for years. Cloud is just a simple enough word that sounds more catchy than mainframe. These dolts are trying to peddle it as if its a brand new concept.
 

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[citation][nom]husker[/nom]No one can claim to invent cloud computing, because it is simply another version of the old mainframe and terminal model. The only difference is that now instead of a closed network, the "terminal" connects to the internet. Essentially not a new concept just a natural evolution of one that has been there for a long time.[/citation]

This. The "Cloud" is basically an rebranding of services that existed before. The only difference is that is focused to the general public. Well, that and a overexcited marketing team.
 

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Maybe your dad didn't mean to say it, but that's how it came out. Snopes said an awful lot to explain away one little sentance
 
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Companies like Oracle, Microsoft and IBM have a business model that revolves around playing golf with executives at banks and other non-tech uber-scale companies, in order to get them to buy 3rd rate proprietary software. Actual tech companies like Google and Facebook overwhelmingly flock to open source software, and wouldn't even consider using crappy software like Oracle's database, or IBM Websphere when there are superior databases like (any open source SQL or NOSQL database) and superior web servers like Apache, Nginx or Tornado. A fool and his money....
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]Does Larry have a patent on cloud computing?No?Okay, get out.[/citation]
Maybe not him, but Apple probably has an application in for it...
 
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I just thought of a new invention! First heard here on Toms... Instead of pursuing hydrogen as a fuel for motor vehicles, why not just use a 6" inch diameter tube conveniently locate under the car seat, after eating your big mac, release some bio gas and wha la your car's efficiency has increased 50%.
 
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this guys a joke, a sure case why medical marijuana should not be legalized ;)
 

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Marketing created THE CLOUD and all the BS that comes with it. Technically it was around for a long time now, but marketing thought it sounded cool and started making it get put into anything and everything especially where it doesn't belong. So I blame them for "creating" it and all the frustrations it causes.
 
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lol if ellison invented the network think client, what should we say about the dumb terminals of the UNIX era???
 
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