The future is already here

yeah I bet that will run as smooth as mile of broken glass.

The idea of cloud computing stems from the boiling frog urban legend (the frog is a legend, for humans it is true).

The thing starts at 10$ per month (wow! great! half of what I spent before, no installation hassles, always up to date version!)
…then it will become 20$ because they added some gadget (that nobody needs)
…then it will be 30$ per month with no better explanation than inflation
…then 40$ per month because…
…rinse and repeat, with your data locked on their servers.

Don Vito Corleone (an offer you cannot refuse) meets Darth Vader (or worse, since he did not necessarily alter the deal while in cloud computing the only question is when the deal will be altered).