1. Exquisite Tweets from @tomcoates

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    “There is no cloud, it’s just someone else’s computer”

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    “If by someone else’s computer you mean a computer kept in a heavily protected datacenter, patrolled by security guards…”

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    “That also probably has halon gas dispensers in the ceiling to protect you from fire, and is continually monitored by professionals..."

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    “And also if that computer in someone else’s house had some kind of SLA around it or legally binding contract and legal framework..."

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    “So, you know, you’d have some kind of redress if it went wrong and lost all your data, plus no one would use the company any more..."

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    “But apart from those very few technical, professional, legal and material protections, it’s definitely just someone else’s computer.”

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    I assume the only reason people don’t put those kinds of things on stickers or as slogans on their websites is because it’s a bit long.

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    Not because their statement is deeply misleading and totally misrepresents the actual truth of the matter and they just don’t care.

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    No! No! You’re not supposed to just tweet the first tweet in that list of tweets! That misses the point! I’m mocking that tweet!

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