This is yet another example of the delusion that comes from being a technophile without also being fully literate in an increasingly technological society . With no clear understanding of the implications of cloud technology, people happily become reliant on a host of companies with worthy and not-so-worthy motives. I come across more academics and educators who blindly park their personal IP out there with no back-up, and no contingency should something go wrong.
cloud computing was simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that would cost them more and more over time.
“It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign,” he told The Guardian.
“Somebody is saying this is inevitable – and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it’s very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true.”
Unfortunately, there is a real tendency for people in formal education to treat technology as more of a fashion item than tool.