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In the last few weeks I’ve been trying to get a handle on The Cloud (not the company, but the computing services approach) and the ramifications of the almost inevitable rise of this way of doing … well, everything. When you get past the mists of the new acronyms (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS for example) what looms is a “disruptive” technology, and it’s going to be a huge game-changer as far as I can see…  [See Updates at bottom]

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Following on from recent posts about plagiarism and the risk of viral infection when you try to investigate possible acts of the same, here’s another episode in the same saga.

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OK, I’ll admit it, I was trying to be a smartass and find a way to create a sequence of déjà vu, déjà lu, déjà bu… with a final entry that had something to do with plagiarism and ends in -u. It didn’t work out, obviously, but there’s a cautionary tale to follow anyway.

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…but erasing it altogether. Staff at Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District did something absolutely unforgiveable recently, and they should not be allowed to get away with it.

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I hadn’t noticed that Google have created their own version of the Babel Fish site, until today.

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Not 2001 A Space Odyssey HAL, but HAL.DLL, one of Microsoft’s little darlings…

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… when Sith happens. Not as in Revenge of the Sith, but as in a big steaming pile of Sith…

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