The Cloud: bear with me. In the old days (really old days – think 2,000+ years ago), when humans had no explanation for something beyond their control, they came up with a god for it: god of wrath, sun, rain, love, war, etc. Today our non-tangible goods are “somewhere” up there out of our control, they’re in “the cloud”. Same principal. The unexplainable, untouchable, somewhere up there.
Cloud Computing: a metaphor for the internet.