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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RE[2]: Nah
by demetrioussharpe on Wed 8th Jun 2011 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Nah"
demetrioussharpe
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Oh, this statement from Cringeley is one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard from him. How is a website where you can store stuff and sync stuff going to kill Windows, Mac, or any other OS???


Is this not obvious for you? He's not talking about killing the actual platform. He's talking about killing the advantage that one platform would have over the other by subjugating app development to the web, instead of running it through the API's that would tie it down to the host platform. Obviously, there would still be a need for the host OS, to a point. Though, I believe that Google is trying to make that need go away, also.

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