I had never heard the term referring to the internet as "The Cloud' till Microsoft came out with the new tv commercials. What Microsoft has to do with it, I still don't know. In general I understand "cloud computing" is a way of using internet software as services. We have been doing this since the popularity of the World Wide Web started growing 15 years ago. AIM, Skype, IRC ect. Nothing is new nothing has changed. I say this is just a marketing ploy to make old services seem new. As W.C Fields once said, " There is a sucker born every minute". You can find lots of info about this "cloud" by doing a simple google search: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what does cloud based mean? I say be different not a follower of the crowd. See this cloud business for the cheap scam it is and don't buy into giving power to these scammers by using this silly phrase. That's just my take on it. What do you think about all this Cloud stuff?