Hey You, Get Off Of My Cloud!
In this month’s Print Action magazine I’ve published a short feature entitled “Hey You, Get Off Of My Cloud” about the growing trend of cloud computing and how it might actually be of use in the real world. In particular I discuss Adobe’s online services launched under the Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop websites, which show a great deal of promise in bringing feature rich (and eye-candy rich) services to the net.
There are many superficial people like me who really care about how their word processor LOOKS… check out BUZZWORD! This spiffy and well-coded online application is a surprisingly robust word processor with basic formatting capabilities, have a look! (You will need to create an Adobe ID if you don’t have one.)
As for Photoshop.com, I still think online image editing is a bit of a pipe dream as long as we are wearing the bandwith hand-cuffs of the current incarnation of the internet. However, really do like the integration Photoshop.com offers with Facebook, Picassa, Flickr, et al. Once we get some serious bandwidth happening, I think we’ll all be migrating a good deal of our day-to-day work and play into the cloud. I think Apple believes this too, which is why I’m anxiously awaiting Tuesday’s (Oct. 14) announcement – eagerly anticipating St. Steve’s vision of a MacNetBook!