Weekend Assignment #364: Ahead in the Clouds?
Suddenly the marketing departments of Microsoft and other tech giants are all about "the cloud" or "clouds," the practice of storing large files online and streaming them rather than everyone storing them locally on their hard drives. Do you think this is a good idea, a bad idea or both?
Extra Credit: Do you still buy CDs and DVDs?
You know how this works, right?
- You have until next Wednesday night to answer this question in your blog or in the comments below.
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Last week, for Weekend Assignment #363: Scammed!, I asked about scams you've fallen for, and ones you haven't. Please click on each name to read the full entry:
Both Mr Rufai Garba, a manager for the Bank of Africa in Ouagadougou, and Dr Frank Lemon, also of the Bank of Africa, want me to act as next of kin for people I don’t know. Furthermore, the lovely Mrs Daisy Mercy and her late husband, who made a lot of money mining gold, would also like to leave me a large sum of money.
There was one time, at Noodles and Company, when I handed over my Visa to pay for lunch and it was declined. I called Chase to rip someone's head off and found that two hours earlier, someone tried to use my card to download music in Brazil. Had I tried to use my card to download music in Brazil?
Last week, a guy with a heavy Asian (India/Pakistan or something) accent call the land line here, claiming that "Your computer has a virus." Which computer? Mine? John's? The iPad? I didn't ask him that, though. "Go to your computer and let me show you," he said. Yeah, right.
Thanks also to Anne for some great ideas for future assignments. Have a great week, everyone!