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+ - Wozniak Predicts Horrible Problems with the Cloud 2

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes ""I think it's going to be horrendous," said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak when asked about the shift away from hard disks towards uploading data into the cloud in a post-performance dialogue with audience members after a performance in Washington of "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," monologist Mike Daisey's controversial two-hour expose of Apple's labor conditions in China. "I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years." The engineering wizard behind the progenitor of today's personal computer, the Apple II, expanded on what really worried him about the cloud. "With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away" through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to. I want to feel that I own things," Wozniak said. "A lot of people feel, 'Oh, everything is really on my computer,' but I say the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we're going to have control over it.""
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Wozniak Predicts Horrible Problems with the Cloud

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  • Isn't this where products like OwnCloud shine? You get all the benefit of the cloud and all the ownership of having the stuff on your own machine, with the only downside being that you have to manage your own machine.
    • Perhaps.. Until someone buys OwnCloud and then changes everything under your nose without you being aware of it.

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