These days we hear more and more about “the cloud,” and the growing roll it will play in tomorrow’s technology. Taking the term in the most literal sense will help you understand the term. Rather than having a cabinet full of VCR tapes (what?), DVDs, or CDs, entertainment data is stored, well, out there somewhere. Some examples of “clouds” are: a Netflix streaming movie, television from Hulu, music from Pandora. These resources allow users to select from an endless array of entertainment while taking up virtually no space. Perhaps just a small interface necessary to transfer the information.
There are skeptics of course, that say the general public won’t turn away from the quality that a Blu-ray or a CD provide.