This early morning I’ll start making a betting pool, if there will be a Velocity presentation that won’t mention ‘clouds’. While most of people enjoy the idea of clouds, thats actually where snow, hail, thunderstorms, and acid rain comes from. This industry needs better metaphors.
Update: Though I failed to mention a word cloud on my talk (I guess I was entirely alone in whole conference in that regard), it still made it to Slashdot.
Also, we already replaced ‘Wikimedia Grid’ with ‘Wikimedia Cloud’ on Ganglia.