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Old 06-17-2011, 01:59 AM
issue 37
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Wales
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Re: crapple whycloud
Yeah I'm inclined to agree with that. Obviously I see the benefits of cloud computing in general. But relying on an internet connection is quite a mental leap from knowing I can access XYZ, regardless of whether I'm online or offline - not just music, but docs, images, videos, applications, whatever. I saw a demo of Google's chromebook yesterday and the same thing struck me then. With no internet.......

But I'm willing to bet we're on the wrong side of history on this one. People may eventually just assume the internet is always available to them, and attitudes to privacy appear to be changing too with a clear generational gap opening up.

I wonder if the idea of local file storage will one day become a distant memory?