Get your head out of the clouds

There has been  a lot of talk about cloud computing, today I noticed some tweets about Apples iCloud service. After a filling a few hundreds gigs and adopting Terabyte drives more frequently, the thought of storing data online, accessible from anywhere, sounds great. So does streaming off someone else’s server, running software online and so the list goes on. But I live in Africa, which means bandwidth is notoriously slow, un-reliable, pretty limited and lets not forget, grossly expensive. So anyone who thinks we can benefit from cloud computing, really does have their head in the clouds.