There's no doubt about it; more and more people and services are moving to the cloud for their computing needs. Cloud storage services such as Microsoft's SkyDrive, Google's Google Drive, Apple's iCloud and Dropbox are being used more and more. Cloud-based streaming services like Netflix and OnLive are gaining more customers.
Yet, we have seen cloud-based systems also experience failures that can leave customers without service for hours. The most recent example is an outage in Europe that shut down Microsoft's Windows Azure data servers for over two hours
. There's also the question of who controls content that's uploaded to the cloud.
It's a trend that doesn't sit well with the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak. News.com reports
that The Woz stated his views this week in a Q&A with audience members after a performance of Mike Daisey's one man show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs in Washington.