Cloud Computing Definition

My simple definition of “cloud computing” is:

Something a computer does that MY computer doesn’t do.

That could be computing, or storage, or application execution, web hosting – doesn’t matter – it just isn’t done by MY computer.

SaaS is the cloud as much as web hiosting is the cloud.  The cloud is what is online, from photos to backups.   Soon enough the cloud will have standards, just s WiFi has them.  And I saw how WiFi grew.  I rode that pony. The cloud is bigger.

But it needs standards.  Soon.  At least in nomenclature.