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I’m a twenty-something guy who started playing with computers since second grade. My first personal computer was a 80286 with monochrome screen and no hard disk. Yes you heard me right, there was no harddisk, floppy disk is the only storage media. In just less than twenty years, floppy disk has almost been replaced by flash drives. What is even more amazing about our technology advancement is that, probably in another 10 years, the demand for storage media in our computers may drastically shrink.
Why? Thanks to the internet, we are gradually moving to a lifestyle surrounded by “clouds”. Many families have already unplugged their cable tv and shifted to streaming service providers like Hulu and Netflix. We seldom post snail (paper) mails but use a lot emails, Facebook and Twitter. Even on breakfast tables we more often find iPads showing today’s NY Times. The real paper is distinguishing.
Some people call this “living in the cloud”. The “cloud” here means the remote servers that handle the computing process. By living in the cloud you free your computer from most of the processing and storage needs because they are responsible by the servers of the service providers.
I am a big fan of “living in the cloud”. Over 90% of my computer activities are powered by the internet, and I’m so passionate about pushing the figure to 100%. It’s just so free since I don’t need to carry flash drives around but could still access my files through any internet-connected device. I don’t need to replace my old PC every two years due to dropping performance since the computing is done by the “cloud”. I simply need a screen, a keyboard and a mouse to interact with the “cloud”.
I truly believe the cloud will dominate our usage of computing devices in the future, and movement has already turned on. That’s why I created this blog to share with you my cloud-living experience and how you could benefit from it too. I hope Cloud High Club could be your reliable source of everything about living in the cloud, web apps and online services. Comments are always welcome.