Here's the partial transcript of a conversation I had the other day on Twitter with fellow speaker Chris Elliott. Chris is being a good sport allowing me to post our conversation here. Make sure to visit his blog and add him to your Twitter tweeps.
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Me: "What's all this 'cloud' business? Someone please explain."
Chris: "The cloud is the idea that all your data can be stored in the cloud to be accessed by applications on multiple devices."
Me: "But what is the cloud?"
Chris: "The cloud is that it is not a discrete environment for data/applications. see wikipedia entry : http://tinyurl.com/2qjapp"
Me: "Thanks for the wikipedia entry. The more you tell me, the more confused I get."
Chris: "Twitter is an example - data stored on a server but accessible by a large variety of applications."
Chris: "One way to think about it: your data is all on the web and you can access it from a whole bunch of different devices."
My final response might give it away, so that's all you get.
What are your thoughts? Examples? Do you do this? (I'm out of the office all day today, so I won't be able to get back to you till tomorrow if there's a winner.)