Good intentions might have been involved

Geoffrey Pullum happens upon a strange turn of phrase:

A friend of mine who works in the Federal government recently received an email posing this rhetorical question:

“How do agencies mitigate risks and achieve FedRAMP compliance in multi-tenant environments to successfully pave their way to the cloud?”

He naturally wondered whether there can ever be a paved road leading to a cloud.

You never know. Alan Jackson once suggested that some day we’d be driving Buicks to the moon, and this would probably be much easier with pavement.


  1. McG »

    21 April 2017 · 12:49 am

    James Taranto is suddenly itching to resurrect “Best of the Web” with its “Metaphor Alert” category — and he has no idea why.

  2. Jay »

    21 April 2017 · 11:16 am

    “… a paved road leading to a cloud.” Also known as ‘fog ahead’.

  3. The Other McCain »

    21 April 2017 · 6:44 pm

    In The Mailbox: 04.21.17

    Dustbury: Good Intentions Might Have Been Involved

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