Has ‘cloud computing’ become a redundant phrase?

May 6, 2012

My eighth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Pedrick, probably would have a field day with her red pen if she ever read many of the IT-related blogs out there – including mine. One of her pet peeves was the loading up of sentences with redundancies; most thoughts could be expressed neatly and cleanly with an economy of words. Consider phrases such as “free gift,” “all-time record,” “foreign imports,” “advance planning,” “join together” and “new recruit.”