Whole Cloud Thing Currently a big waste of time for everybody

Best wishes to my old friend Simon as he heads off for a new startup Bromium with this parting piece from GigaOM:
Crosby said the threat it [sic] to everything under the umbrella of the public web. “[U]nless we solve some of these problems,” he said, “the whole cloud thing is just a big waste of time for everybody."
Written on June 22, 2011