Was checking an app that might store stuff instantly on “cloud” while thinking: why am checking “cloud” can it not be done to my server directly?
Recently had a few chats regarding the peculiarity of remembering. Instead of recalling a X (event/person/object/etc) itself – it seems we tend recall Y that reminds of the X.. Rhymes in songs and poetry, were used specifically for assisting memory.. So do various kind of metaphors.. As in how to recall new information? Via linking it to old info/data until the new gains its own distinct confabulation? Is this another way of doing McLuhan’s going ahead while looking at the rear view mirror?
It can be said that the so called “cloud” is, in a sense, what a more tech sounding term – “server” – might refer to.. However, “cloud”, I think, is a rather more familiar term no? How many times have you seen a server? How many times clouds were in your life..?
Place your data on the internet like raindrops on a cloud.. Now we have visuals, familiar ones, to play with..
This points towards an interesting, in my mind, element(??) of recalling/memory.. A sort of inability to remember X itself, but always a Link, a reminder of X.. (Is that reminder/link a type/kind of contingency..?)
Could that (above notion of no-self), on the frequency of link, be actually a yes self? ie that the new info/data Is a link, however because we know not yet what to, nor when or how – the conservative/fearful 1st option is linking to a known, the already familiar, the concurred, or even conquered..
Indeed.. Most army units will move within a conquered area – be it into enemy controlled or in retreat. However, special forces/units will be fine operating in unlinked (to known territory), unfamiliar areas.. Not exactly avant guard because it does not reflect upon advance, but similar in the sense of un-linked or rather in an unknown that Requires perception in and of its own links/connections/life – rather than an arbitrary *pre-existed* past.. (ie if I know of clouds, the link association with internet technologies is arbitrary.. Its there mainly because one happened to have a clue regarding clouds, I think, rather than gaining clulessness regarding net techs..?)
Indeed, clouds once were masses of rock and soil/earth, before they floated in the air..