Originally Posted by Crane's
TS, the device itself has no storage capacity or the ability to run the software required to do what I do.
And the concept car version of most cars don't have air conditioning. I don't understand your point. You are denigrating a black box hardware device built to Beta test an operating system. Do you nitpick a lot of developer grade hardware? Or do you just have some sort of axe to grind?
A netbook like an Aspire can and has plenty of storage not to mention it's comparable in size and weight. It can also connect via Wifi and cell to the net so hitting a cloud is no big deal. Why would I want to trade off being able to work offline or in a cloud to a device that cannot do both?
How about we compare apples to apples here? How about you tell me what's wrong with the Android dev box, seen below and why nobody will ever use Android phones because their form factor sucks and they have no features.
So you're telling me that Sony has their RAW conversion software setup in cloud mode? What about the Adobe software I use? I'm familiar with plenty of online services that have online photo editing but none of it is even close to what Photoshop does.
How many Apps did the iPhone have before it was released? I'm just curious. Cause you are, at this very moment complaining that there are not enough applications tailored for an operating system that doesn't formally exist yet and won't even have a consumer release until six months from now. By the way, Adobe Photoshop already has a web browser driven cloud app. As I already mentioned
. It's limited right now, but it's in BETA.
I find certain parts of cloud technology useful and have been using it for nearly a decade already. Like I said this is not anything new in corporate infrastructures.
So why don't you seem to know anything about it? What consumer level cloud computing apps are you familiar with?
While we are talking about pushing data. Do you have any idea how long it takes to upload 8 gig worth of photos? I do. I can convert, post process, organize and decide which ones I want to use and send them to the print lab or post them using a laptop in far less time than it would take to just upload them to a cloud let alone work them in that environment.
Anecdotal evidence is nice. You seem to not be very good at thinking outside the box though. Several of these operations can be done in one or two minutes or possibly even seconds with cloud computing. Obviously depending on the scaling and infrastructure available to you in your cloud. So streamline your uploading procedure and let the supercomputer at the other end of your connection do it's job.
What you see going on here is how you'll get that cell phone sized device that'll eventually replace what we we call the PC today.
This is wishful thinking. Something that replaces my PC better have a BIGGER screen, not a smaller one.
Until then it is a poor choice for me because it is not as capable as what I'm currently using.
Considering that you aren't informed enough to make this decision at the moment, I'd suggest you hold off until the product you are denigrating is actually available.