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The Cornerplay: One small step for Adobe, one giant leap for cloud?

By Jeffrey Yuwono ยท 6 replies
Nov 28, 2014
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  1. That Adobe and Google are working to bring Photoshop to the Chromebook as thin client computing is big news. It works just as how you might imagine: the Chromebook receives inputs and displays outputs; servers elsewhere do all the heavy...

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,724   +377

    Are we really returning back to a terminal/mainframe model (albeit via internet rather than local network)?
    What happens when you are editing images for a deadline and your ISP hits a problem and tells you it will be 1 day before they can get an engineer out to look at the problem. I can see this having fairly low adoption rates.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    It would in my neighborhood. Where technicians come out, piss on the lines, and call them fixed. Has a tendency to turn the one day you mentioned into a lifetime commitment. I'm absolutely tired of calling our ISP over issues, because they never fix anything. Sure they get it going, until the next time it rains.
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This is actually pretty good news for cloud computing. Finally there is a really useful consumer cloud application out there.
  5. Arris said:
    Are we really returning back to a terminal/mainframe model (albeit via internet rather than local network)?

    ...Many tech companies sure hope so. They'd love everyone to owe them money on a monthly basis for things they regularly use freely today.

    Hopefully a majority of people see through this, but I'm not holding my breath (sigh)
  6. risc32

    risc32 TS Addict Posts: 209   +96

    Photography no, video yes
  7. Bobs Yer Uncle

    Bobs Yer Uncle TS Rookie

    Development of cloud-based offerings, capabilities & efficiencies clearly holds genuine promise for the future. That such capabilities are developing alongside a broader corporate push into rent-seeking business models seems pretty logical & should surprise no one.

    But it would be both foolish & perilous to consider such transitions without including ISPs in the calculations. It is, I think, impossible to over-state the perniciously predatory nature of these monopolists. Until they are denied the opportunity to continue their practices of sanctioned extortion, any broad shifts to a greater dependance on cloud-centric platforms are premature.
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