[V]回望: 乔布斯在1997年WWDC大会上对于”iCloud” 云计算概念的描述

“Let me describe the world I live in. ⋯⋯ I have computers at Apple, at Pixar, at NeXT and at home. I walk over to any of them and log in as myself. It goes over the network, finds my home directory on the server and I’ve got my stuff, where ever I am. And none of that is on a local disc. The server…is my local disc.”
“one day,  I hope Apple could bring the “plug and play” experience of cloud computing to “mere mortals” ——Steve Jobs@WWDC 1997

确切地说,我们所知道的关于苹果的辉煌历史是从1997年开始的。22年前,苹果收购NeXT,乔布斯回到苹果任首席执行官,同年召开的WWDC大会上,乔布斯在Q& A环节中提到了他对于“iCloud”和云计算概念的描述与展望——一个“相互联接的世界”。

短短的五分钟时间,令人惊讶的是可以看到我们已走过了多远,用简单的措辞对iCloud技术作分析,史蒂夫乔布斯一直都是正确的。可22年后的今天,云计算究竟发展了多少……

编辑:Vivian Peng@DamnDigital
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” Let me describe the world I live in. About eight years ago, we had high-speed networking connected to our NeXT hardware. Because we were using NFS, we were able to take all of our personal data — our “home directory” we called them — off of our local machines and put them on a server. The software made that completely transparent…a professional could be hired to back up that server every night.

In the last seven years, do you know how many times I lost any personal data? Zero. Do you how many times I’ve backed up my computer? Zero.

I have computers at Apple, at Pixar, at NeXT and at home. I walk over to any of them and log in as myself. It goes over the network, finds my home directory on the server and I’ve got my stuff, where ever I am. And none of that is on a local disc. The server…is my local disc.”

“one day,  I hope Apple could bring the “plug and play” experience of cloud computing to “mere mortals”

“让我先描述一下我生活的世界。大约在八年前,我们可以使用NFS,用告诉网络让软件与硬件相连。我们可以把属于我们个人的资料──即个人“Home主页”资料夹在本地与主服务器相联。各种软件让这些资料可以自由快速地进行传输……不过,那时候,我们需要专门雇个专家每天晚上来备份服务器上的档案资料。

在过去的七年间,你知道我丢过几次资料吗?一次都没有。你知道我备份了我的电脑几次吗?一次都没有。

我在Apple、Pixar、NeXT以及家里都有电脑。我使用我的帐号登入在每一台电脑上工作。机器会自动透过网路,找到我放在Server上的Home资料夹,让我能在任何地方拿到我的东西。而没有任何档案是放在本地端的硬碟上。我的本地端硬盘……就是服务器。”——编者译文

Steve Jobs在22年前,就已经开始使用我们在今日所称的云运算了。今天,要轮到我们开始使用iCloud了。

云计算才刚刚起步。但说实话,至今我们还未看到关于它功能的任何展现。

 


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