Is iCloud a Personal Cloud?

It’s amazing how my personal photos move around effortlessly between my iPhone, the iPad and iPhoto on the MacBook, by virtue of Apple’s iCloud. They just “show up” when I want them, as if by magic (sorry, but this marketing slogan is somewhat appropriate here).

So is iCloud a Personal Cloud, in the sense it has been discussed recently?

I don’t think so. iCloud doesn’t feel like a thing to me. It’s more like some proactive ether around me that magically moves stuff around without ever making an appearance itself.

I think something like ownCloud has a much better claim to delivering a Personal Cloud.