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On 12/14/2011 10:18 AM, Caesar wrote:
On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:07:38 -0500, webmaster for Kracked Press
Productions<>  wrote Re Re:
[libreoffice-users] Re: When will be a Web-Version of OOo/LO

Personally, I do not like the idea of cloud based computing, for
security reasons and ownership of files.  If the connection to the
Internet is down on your end or theirs, you do not have access to your
Excellent points.

The whole 1980s migration from central computers w/dumb terminals to
PCs was motivated in large part by the desire to spread the computing
load and sever the "umbilical cord/chain" that central mainframe
computers required.  In most rural areas of the U.S. today, dial-up
modem is as good as it gets, and that won't facilitate the "cloud".

I was part of the movement. I even saw PCs used as dumb terminals for a time with software like "Kermit" being used since it had the ability to upload/download the files to the central systems like we do with FTP clients and the web.

Yes, I know a lot of people who either can only get dial-up in their areas, or cannot afford the price for broadband. I am currently lucky to have broadband, but with a fixed income, and the fees going up for everything, I may not have it in the future. Or, I may keep it and drop my current digital phone system for some cheaper and less reliable one that is based off my PC or my purchased network device that does Internet phone calls.

So, if you want to use cloud computing and file storage, you better remain in the cities. In the more rural areas where people like to live to get away from the crowd, you are out of luck.

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