Group: All Things ScribeSlice


Sometimes when you look something up on the internet the explanation can leave you wishing you never asked. Simple questions require basic simple answers in a language one can understand. unfortunately if you are not up to date with the latest technological buzzwords you end up getting a load of gobbledygook which techno-savvy people assume everyone to magically know. Take the following explanation on what is known as "Apple iCloud database" (and there I was thinking that clouds were fluffy things in the sky-shows what I know)

"A cloud database typically works as a standard database solution that is generally implemented through the installation of database software on top of a computing/infrastructure cloud. It may be directly accessed through a Web browser or a vendor provided API for application and service integration. Unlike a typical database, a cloud database may be scaled on run-time, in which additional instances and resources of storage and computing may be assigned instantly.

Moreover, a cloud database is also delivered as a service, where the vendor directly" manages the backend processes of database installation, deployment and resource assignment tasks."

Maybe its just me but for some strange reason I cannot readily make heads or tails out of it.

Leslie Blackwell

5th January 2014

No, it's not just you. It's the geeks who write this stuff. A lot of software being written for cellphone applications have really no use in desktop computers or laptops. Considering that a lot of technological information and such is being done in places that do not speak English as their first language, they have to rely on translators to do their technical writing. And, too, the technical writers that DO speak English have no idea whether or not their intended readers will understand because they do not know who is "techno-wise" and who isn't. That's my take on the situation.

Don Yarber

4th January 2014

I read that and i was like huh?!

Kitchera Hicks

5th January 2014

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