June 6, 2011
#908: The Cloud
[[A man finds a computer tower with a wire leading away from it.]]
Man: What’s this?
Off-screen: The Cloud.
[[The man looks behind him. The wire leads to an outlet in the wall next to where the Hat Man sits at a desk with a computer. Another wire leads from that outlet to the Hat Man’s computer.]]
Man: Huh? I always thought “The Cloud” was a huge, amorphous network of servers somewhere.
Hat Man: Yeah, but everyone buys server time from everyone else. In the end, they’re all getting it here.
[[A close-up of Hat Man.]]
Man (off-screen): How? You’re on a
Hat Man: There’s a lot of caching.
[[A close-up of the man, looking down at the tower at his feet.]]
Man: Should the cord be stretched across the room like this?
Hat Man (off-screen): Of course. It has to reach the server, and the server is over there.
[[The man turns back to the Hat Man, still sitting at the computer.]]
Man: What if someone trips on it?
Hat Man: Who would want to do that? It sounds unpleasant.
Man: Uh. Sometimes people do stuff by accident.
Hat Man: I don’t think I know anybody like that.