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This startup wants to be your computer. All you need is a screen and a keyboard

In the car with my mom last weekend she asked me what “the cloud” actually is.

“Basically, from what I know, it’s just someone else’s computer,” I answered, which is sort of what I’ve memorized. But we can do better than that, and last week I talked to the cofounder of an exciting Brooklyn cloud computing company that’s trying to reconceptualize the way we use computers.

“‘The Cloud’ is a term that’s been totally coopted by a lot of marketing money,” Paperspace cofounder Dillon Erbtold Brooklyn. “I think it’s a very powerful thing that abstracts some very powerful technologies.”

The Dumbo-based Paperspace just raised $2.8 million in funding. Its tagline: “Your entire computer, in the cloud.”

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