Motley Fool has a spot-on article regarding the business and investing side of cloud computing. First, Motley states the recent outages from Google, Apple (.me), and Amazon (two hour cloud outage) shows businesses should not be running their business on the Internet quite yet. That is obvious. Much more importantly, Motley Fool also calls you "crazy" if you're not betting on the cloud as an investor. The reason? Google, Apple, and Microsoft are all working to offer offline access to their online data. Google is working on this with Gears, Adobe has the AIR runtime, and Microsoft, of course, has Silverlight.