The Cloud

I was a kid studying in senior secondary when I first heard the word cloud in the context of computing. Since we only had access to the Internet through Internet cafes which were a huge waste of time even at that time, we normally avoided going there.

Unlike nowadays the only places where one can learn new things were the places where we meet new kind of people, and by new kind, I mean people from different background. Things were pretty rough back then and information was not available like it is nowadays. Yes, Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo, even Facebook was there but they weren’t as popular as they are now.

Cloud was a big word back then. Alas, I could never understand that term completely. Yes, it was more than enough to make my relatives understand what it meant but I wasn’t sure about it and didn’t know it’s true power until recently. Since past couple of months, I have been working in Jamia Millia Islamia, as they have decided to put everything on the cloud. Believe it or not, until now 90% of examination process was manual in the university.

Here is a funny video that went viral long time ago, in this video Vishwa Bandhu Gupta, a former IT (income tax) commissioner explains the Cloud. Don’t forget to share if you like it.

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