Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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by Dr.Mabuse on Thu 9th Jun 2011 00:38 UTC
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From the blog entry:

Just like they used to say at Sun Microsystems, the network is the computer. Or we could go even further and say our data is the computer.

How did that work out for Sun again?

You know, (some) people like to be in control of their own data.

What happens if (when) the "iCloud" goes down? It'll never happen? What assurances do we have to the security and privacy of our data? (brings to mind DropBox) What about ... oh forget it.

Don't believe the hype people!

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