Thanks to Tony Hackett for some sound bites from

Creating the cumulus, The Economist, 23 October 2008.

“software-plus-services”, meaning that customers will settle on “the right mix of old and new stuff”

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect

“The biggest promise is that it will make computing cheaper and easier to use—and thus allow it to penetrate new markets”

Russ Daniels, chief technology officer for HP’s cloud-services strategy


Lots of warning signals are in some of the articles. Questions can be asked, as is apparent in globalisation in general, such as “who regulates this stuff”?