"A day after the video interview Murdock followed up
with a blog to explain things a bit more. As he writes, "Over the
years, facets of cloud computing have had many names: ASP, grid
computing, utility computing, Web services, SOA, mashups, SaaS, Web
2.0." For him these trends combine into one thing: cloud computing.
"He recalls the term "Internet operating system" that Tim
O'Reilly (founder and head of the publishing company) came up with
in his 2002 "Inventing the Future" article. Murdock then formulated
some strategic ideas in the form of questions: "Who, then, will
come along and similarly stitch the pieces of the cloud together
into a cohesive platform?... And what will be the equivalent of
package management for the cloud, the technology that weaves all
the independent pieces maintained by those thousands of hands
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