The Cloud Cost Question and What Doesn’t Fit into the Usual Debates

The cloud community and anyone with an opinion if not immediately, periodically and frequently gravitate to the question of cost. Is it more? Is it less? Are we being wasteful? Are we being too frugal? Will Google and AWS drive the price of storage to zero? Can we scrunch the market forces of Cloud into a theoretical framework we already understand?
And yet just as cost of computing has been accounted for poorly when assessed in the corporate datacenter, when similar measures are applied to Cloud, Cloud becomes subject to the same Procrustean Bed as the corporate datacenter.

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