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Date: October 25, 2008 9:04:55 AM EDT
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Subject: VCL in Slashdot this morning

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/24/2335216


The Effects of the Cloud On Business, Education
Posted by Soulskill on Friday October 24, @10:01PM
from the more-indoor-classes? dept.
The Internet Technology

g8orade points out two recent articles in The Economist about the rise of cloud computing. The first discusses how software-as-a-service has come to
pervade online interactions. "Irving Wladawsky-Berger, a technology
visionary at IBM, compares cloud computing to the Cambrian explosion some
500m years ago when the rate of evolution sped up, in part because the
cell had been perfected and standardised, allowing evolution to build more complex organisms." The next article examines how the cloud will force a "trade-off between sovereignty and efficiency." Reader pjones contributes news that the Virtual Computer Lab will be supplementing more traditional
computer labs at North Carolina State University, and adds, "NCSU's
Virtual Computing Lab and IBM are offering the VCL code as a software
'appliance' for use in schools to link to the program. Downloads are
available at ibiblio at UNC-Chapel Hill. The VCL also is partnering with Apache.org to make the software available and to allow further community
participation in future development."

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