Steve Jobs describes iCloud – in 1997

Macworld Australia Staff
6 September, 2011
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Steve Jobs got a lot off his chest in his Q&A session with developers at WWDC 1997 — the first after he returned to Apple from his years in the desert at NeXT. Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

What is perhaps most relevant today, a week or so before Apple is expected to launch iCloud, is the part where Jobs describes his vision for what is now known as cloud computing.

“I can’t communicate to you how awesome this is until you use it. And what you would decide within a day or two is that carrying around these non-connected computers or computers with tons of state in them — tons of data and state in them — is Byzantine by comparison.”

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