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Broadway0474
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11/24/2015 | 10:47:27 PM
Re: No convergence
Ha, true that. Off subject, this conversation reminds me why I like the new "PC does what!?" ad campaign. PCs are now the underdogs of the computing world, and people who like them (and like the local storage and the control it imparts) are too.
larryloeb
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11/23/2015 | 4:56:45 AM
Re: No convergence
Or local storage.....

[smiles]
Broadway0474
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11/22/2015 | 10:28:27 PM
Re: No convergence
larryloeb, I suppose we all get the devices we deserve. I was thinking the same thing about presidents the other day, and it's true for devices. If you're an open trusting person, perhaps you are meant to have a device that stores only to the cloud. If you're reserved, untrusting ... better get some USB ports.
vnewman2
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11/20/2015 | 12:37:14 PM
Re: No convergence
@Susan - I'm saying there's no point to even talk about it as if it's an option because it's not.  I'm saying he's blowing smoke. 
larryloeb
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11/20/2015 | 11:03:27 AM
Re: No convergence
And this seems to be just what Cook was saying here. He wants to give us the choices we want in what Apple sells, rather than forcing a compromise.
Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2015 | 10:43:24 AM
Re: No convergence
Larry, yes! :) 

I love ForceTouch. :) Yes, we have different preferences about storage. The most important is that our choices work for us, and we are happy with them. 

-Susan 
larryloeb
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11/20/2015 | 9:21:01 AM
Re: No convergence
Let a thousand flowers bloom.

I just bought a new Macbook for a family member.. I understand the optimizations. I dont like the new ForceTouch pad much, but that is just me. I'm not sure what USB 3 will mean longterm.

I backup religiously. But data can always be lost.

We both have made choices. I am wondering about the GreatUnwashed this holiday seaon. They have a desire for product, but I worry they will choose wrongly for themselves.

 
Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2015 | 8:44:13 AM
Re: No convergence
Larry, 

The beauty of the conversation is that we all can express our opinions and points of view, exchanging information and perspectives. :)

There is always a risk of losing data, one way or another. You say it can be hacked if it's in the cloud. But if it's stored locally, external hard drive, or old DVDs something can happen and you lose your data.

So, we all have to choose and make decisions about data storage. I choose iCloud because it works for me.

Companies like Apple, or Evernote have several datacenters distributed in different parts of the world, and they have backup datacenters.

When Apple launched the MacBook (called only the MacBook) in November last year, Tim Cook explained why it didn't have USB ports. It's a device thought for those who prefer cloud storage and don't have the need to connect anything to the Mac. It's a fantastic device, lighter and thinner than the MacBook Air. :) 

-Susan 
larryloeb
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11/20/2015 | 6:13:11 AM
Re: No convergence
@Susan

Allow me to be reactionary here.

I see an increasing need for local storage, even mass storage like DVDs, over time.

The assumption we all make about the cloud is that it has unfettered bandwidth and response.

But data traffic jams can only increase as data consumption increases. Hence, the fast lane kind of debates.

And that ignores the entire question of having private stuff out there that can be hacked.
larryloeb
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11/20/2015 | 6:08:07 AM
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Perhaps the hybrid is just unnecessary?

I'm not sure I see that a hybrid would bring anything to the user that they cannot already get from an existing device.

You got a choice now. A hybrid would be just a huge string of compromises.
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