“If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.”

—Kevin Spacey

Crowded Clouds

One of the interesting features of the Cloud that hasn’t been mentioned so far, is that as well as being able to reach out through the Internet across the world to others, there’s the potential to receive some form of data not just from a select few scattered about the globe, but from hundreds or even hundreds of thousands of people.

This can seem daunting, or even undesirable, at first glance; after all, there’s little need for input from so many strangers for what’s ostensibly a creative endeavour. However, for a few select situations, the act of “crowdsourcing”, or getting some form of involvement from ...

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