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Cybernetics in the Age of the Cloud

There’s an old saying: There is no such thing as the cloud, there’s just someone else’s computer. That saying is true on the object level, a cloud provider is just a service that runs your app on a bunch of computers that belong to the service owner, like AWS or Google Cloud. But while it’s true that there isn’t a cloud there, it’s also true in the same way that there is no “computer” there.