Bird is hopeful about the cloud, figuring that within another decade the cloud will be where grid computing is
now. "It's just not obvious how we'll get to that point," he says. But even if the cloud has its challenges, Bird
is confident that the scientists who made one of the most important scientific discoveries in decades should be
able to figure out the cloud.
Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at
BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.