Future of computing – is it cloud computing all the way

A lot of debate has been happening over the last couple of days, what shall be future of software architecture as cloud computing , SaaS, PaaS (Platform as a Service), S+S looms over.Cloud Computing : In simple terms cloud computing is throwing back the computing resources to the internet. There are two things in cloud computing a) one needs internet connectivity b) a big infrastructure is needed by the provider. The second one is only by big software players like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Amazon… and of course users can use them.

Network Issues : There are various geographies where there is no internet penetration, but people working there are contractors working for big names like Walmart, Banana Republic etc. So how is cloud computing going to help them … at least I think it wont.

The above point rules out the fact that cloud computing can not exist alone.


MTURK – A Handful of Dollars for FREE

Till now I was only knew about making money with Adsense – but there was a disadvantage. Other people need to click on your ads for you to get money , so if others dont feel my ads ( rather Ads generate for me by Google ) good enough … I wont get a single penny . Well I have created a web page using GPC , and I am still figuring out how to get the AdSense working up there .

It was at this time I came to know about Mturk . I started with Mturk from yesterday and find it quite interesting , as it can generate quick money. I was suprised when I checked my Mturk account today that I have earned $0.20 within 1 day. I have submitted around 30 tasks and waiting for some more payments ….now thats what I or rather everybody would call quick money.

Shall post more on the amazing Mturk … meanwhile I am also on the lookout if there any other money making machines like this.

If you know any web sites like Mtruk , please leave your comment .