Photoshop CS2 for FREE !

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Frank Jones
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Be careful of the Cloud!
In reply to Carey Brown, Jan 17, 2013

There's a broader issue in all this.
While 'cloud computing' seems to be the latest buzz-word at the moment, the lesson here is that your 'cloud' data is only available at the whim of the provider. It only takes someone to flick the switch on their server, exactly as Adobe has done in this case, for all your data to evaporate in the blink of an eye. This could be for any reason ranging from a mere change of policy (as in this instance), to a provider going bankrupt.
This has implications for on-line photo storage as well as activation servers rendering older software obsolete.

For the sake of argument, what would happen if Flickr went broke tomorrow?

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