Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 20:17 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud."
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RE: The only real question...
by tylerdurden on Tue 7th May 2013 15:46 UTC in reply to "The only real question..."
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Subscription models are very asymmetric. While they tend to make little sense from a customer's self interests perspective, these sort of business models are mainly about providing steady and predictable revenue for the producer. While having the beneficial side effects of locking competitors out via the subscription inertia, piracy is hurdled as well.

One thing still not properly addressed by Adobe is how they are going to deal with the plugin versioning(sic) nightmare. The economic investment in those plugins are one of the main "value propositions" why many of CS customers stick with it.

Edited 2013-05-07 15:50 UTC

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