Originally Posted by solipsism
As much as the cloud get talks up and as much as we use it without even realizing it, storing all your media on the cloud, and only on the cloud is very far from being a feasible consumer reality.
I would agree 100%.
All it takes is
- Slow, erratic or no internet service or
- Brown-, black-outs or no power
and there is no work.
And in this day in age, hell a natural disaster or even a war is not out of the question.
However, as an integral part
of a steaming, cloud computing or backup service, it has its benefits. But not having your primary data on your computer or in close proximity to your working environment is only asking for issues.Has anyone seen or heard Steve Jobs talk, speak, present or written anything about cloud computing. I haven't? Perhaps somebody can send a link or two.
Until then, the concerns are literally a figment of one's imagination.
By the way, the only thing that I can find re Job's on the Mac App Store, is that:
- The App Store will allow users to download and install applications with just one click, like on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
- Like on iOS devices, software will be remotely hosted by Apple. But once applications are installed, they will run locally, like traditional software.
- In both Lion and Snow Leopard, users will not be tied to the App Store for new software. Jobs said that the App Store will simply be an option for both developers and users, suggesting Mac OS X will not become a "walled garden" like iOS.
I suspect that the first Apps that will appear will be extensions of the current iPhone and iPad apps. Obviously, they will have more functionality; which is something that we all have been requesting.
It is highly unlikely that the powerhouse applications of Adobes Creative Suite or Microsoft's Office won't be available. There just hasn't been enough time. Not only should the developer have done his homework, i.e., the necessary research, market analysis, proper coding, testing, marketing/pricing/sales plans, etc., the software will be vetted and tested by Apple before Apple makes it available on their Mac App Store.
However, the idea that without thinking about it, the process of acquiring, installing and updating Mac apps from the users' as well as the developers' will not be fraught with issues such as, are you legally entitled to, and is your hardware configured as such to run the software. It just will or it won't.