Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stupid as a Service

Everyday I open my netvibes, to discover yet another "as a service" offering. Yesterday I was reading an article outlining HP now has a methodology they describe as "Everything as a Service" Which loosely translates to "We're to busy to come up with anymore as a service slogans" I'm just waiting for Sun to come out with their "Stupid as a Service", or loosely translated, "we have the best engineers but are too stupid to figure out how to use them, as a service". Then their is IBM's, Buzzwords as a Service, or "if it sounds cool lets start marketing the term, even though we have no F^cking idea what problem it solves, as a service". Or how about Microsoft, Licenses as a Service, umm, Live at your service (as long as you pay us, don't use it on a more then one windows vista complainant computer for no longer then 30 days, and agree that we're smarter then you).

I'm so sick (as a service) of all this aaS stuff. At last count I think I've heard the following "as a service" mentioned in the last week.
  • Software as a service
  • Infrastructure as a service
  • Platform as a service
  • Virtualization as a service
  • Desktop as a service
  • Everything as a service
  • Storage as a service
  • Hardware as a service
  • Microsoft as a service
  • Cloud as a service (I've been using this one)
So today I'm happy to announce I'm going to be offering you my loyal readers, as a service, the service of me, yup, you guessed it, ruv as a service.

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