How to explain virtualization to your mom (sort of)

If these folks can't do it, what hope do the rest of us have?

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You wouldn't think that a video from last week's VMworld would be worth watching, but you'd be wrong! Wrong, I say!

Here's a clever video from Spark Media Solutions, asking VMworld attendees the question, ""How do you explain virtualization to your mom" Their answers are quite entertaining, to say the least:

In the end, we still don't get much of an answer that we could use for our own moms. This also reminded me that when my kids grow up and start their own careers, that they won't be able to describe teleportation, light-speed engineering, or how the replicator works to me. They'll just say, "It's magic, Dad!"

If you were given the chance, how would you explain virtualization to your mom? Let me know in the comments.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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