Some time ago now, I posted a thought piece in which I explained the evolution of the platform using the analogy of the evolution of water supply. At a recent internal event, I presented this analogy to help explain how cloud computing changes the way we think about the supply of computing services and infrastructure.
I've uploaded the video to Channel9, so you can go there to watch it streamed or to download in various formats including Zune, MP3, MP4, WMA and WMV.
Let me know what you think.
I know it's just an analogy, but it still doesn't make sense that someone would be walking a long way to get water when it's raining.
There could be lots of reasons (no collection mechanism, too muddy, whatever). The point is that it used to be hard to get water and now you don't have to worry about it.