A curious cautionary cloud computing controversy

This story reminded me that Dick Martin recently passed away.  Sad, because it deserves a Flying Fickle Finger of Fate.

I haven’t seen anyone propose that this sounds the death knell of cloud computing (yet again).  But maybe I can be the first to observe that it could signal the fact that cloud computing may be self-correcting. 

Hack of Palin e-mail makes case for sticking with .gov account

The break-in comes amid controversy over the Alaska governor’s use of the Yahoo e-mail account for state business. Internal documents obtained by reporters allegedly show Palin staffers discussing the possibility of using unofficial channels, such as personal e-mail accounts, as a means of evading subpoenas and requests under the state’s open records law targeting her official account.

Though the authenticity of the released material was initially questioned, the McCain-Palin campaign today confirmed what it called a “shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law.”

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  1. [...] computing put to the test. Another Flying Fickle Finger of Fate is needed, as the cloud continues to self-correct shoddy [...]

  2. [...] the Internets today.  But it seems worth repeating here since we noticed the suggestion that the Cloud might be self-regulating.  And of course, that story also had to do with the current [...]


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