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The Atlantic | 11.04.15

What People Mean When They Talk About ‘The Cloud’

Ingrid Burrington

“It turns out driving directly toward huge, looming storm clouds is a great rhetorical device to employ on a road trip to see cloud infrastructure—and also a great way to be faced with the cruel truth of your own mortality.”

D&S artist in residence Ingrid Burrington gives an overview of network infrastructure by giving clarity to misleading metaphors and marketing jargon in her second piece in a series for the Atlantic. If you’ve ever wondered what “platform as a service” actually means or wanted to shake your fist at “the cloud” head over to the Atlantic and read Burrington’s series.

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