When thinking about the cloud phenomenon or paradigm shift or whatever analysts may call it, the origins of cloud can actually be found way back in the good book itself.
I was reading a passage the other day and the following jumped out of the page at me, and I thought – Cloud. As you do of course.
And Ye Shall Know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8, 31 )
So I did some digging and came up with some other cloud references which sort of struck home.
With a cloud you led them in daytime, and at night you lighted their way with fire (Neh 9,12)
I am overcome with terror; my dignity is gone like a puff of wind, and my prosperity like a cloud. (Job 30,15)
Whenever the cloud lifted, the people of Israel broke camp, and they set up camp again in the place where the cloud came down.(Num 9,17)
Moses went on up the mountain into the cloud. There he stayed for 40 days and nights (Ex 24,18)
Sort of sums up the Cloud and all the stuff we talk about don’t you think?
PS. A similar search for words such as Virtualization drew a blank…..read into that what you wish.