Plea For Sanity. Ban The *-As-A-Service Moniker

Guilty! You will find SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS terms in my past research documents and blogs posts. But I have decided to stop using the *-as-a-service moniker because it is a redundant pleonasm like horseless carriage, wireless phone, and absolutely necessary - meaningless because it is excruciatingly redundant.

 Does “as-a-service” merely mean that “it”:

  • Resides in the cloud?
  • Is pay-per-use?

Stop the insanity.

Join me in pledging to eliminate-as-a-service (EaaS) the *-as-a-service term. Darn. There I go again.


I pledge... unless I forget

Yes Susan Powter ( , I make the pledge and I'm at your service!

* 2.0 or 3.0 is equally fingernails on a blackbaord

How could I forget Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and now all the * 3.0? We must also stop that madness.

There's a regular rhythm in

There's a regular rhythm in these things:

1. someone says something useful, and novel enough to merit a new term
2. some others hijack the term for so many purposes we all lose track
3. someone suggests we drop the term

Shame we can't start by dropping the #2 folks somewhere deep and irrecoverable, but that's not P.C.

Still, couldn't we resist the destruction of the language (by backing up to #1), rather than participating in it?

Lol that was a short read

Lol that was a short read :)

/agree though!