There will always be someone who will scream that Cloud Computing is new. And there’s someone else that will tell you it’s old-school-been-there-done-that. And there will always be some vendor that will try to sell something too.
Since we shrink in body and mind to the state of children when thrown into a new context, beware of stranger danger. It’s tempting to follow strangers for cheap candy in the cloud.
And yes, like SOA, we’ve seen and done this before. But I think it is important that we let the passage of time to gel our experiences and ideas over and over again. Why? Because contexts change with time and we can use new contexts to innovate again and again and again.
You’re allowed to think … for yourself … and decide … for yourself.