Touch Tablets, Kindle Fire and other such devices are attempting to become the norm in computing. We read where desktops are going to be a thing of the past. Cloud computing is to be the norm.
For those who use their desktop computers to create things using programs such as AutoCad or any of the desktop Adobe Creative Suites to do extensive creative design, how in the world will a
- touch device work with design, and
- how can you possibly get the detail necessary when you are looking at a little screen?
I absolutely like both Microsoft and Adobe products, but recently I've become disheartened with the products that are being pushed - everything is cloud, cloud, cloud. I've looked at the Photoshop apps for Windows 8.1 and, quite frankly, it would never work for the kind of artistic creation work I perform where sometimes I need precise detail tools, not a finger. It appears to be mainly an app for photography, not extensive work.
Same with Microsoft's web apps. Since web apps have become prominent, I find them lacking in a great many features that are necessary for me to complete my designs. Even if I wanted to share work with someone through the web apps, a whole lot of what is important to the project doesn't show up in a web app. I actually have a service in mind that as a whole could utilize the web, but because Microsoft's web apps do not support music and-or animation, it cannot be done unless you download the file to your computer. Because there is proprietary work involved, that is not a viable solution for the business I have in mind.
In all of the advertisements I've seen for Tablets, etc., one thing I have noticed - the way people sit. It doesn't look comfortable and if I were creating an artistic work, it would never get finished. OK, so you can say use the accessories that are available. Even with that being the case, the screen is way too small to see very precise detail.
I recently looked at Microsoft Office's 2013 release and one of the things it said was it was made for Tablets and Cloud computing. So I attempted to find Microsoft Office's 2010 suite on Microsoft's website to no avail.
The other thing is this. I do not want my step-by-step creative processes on the web. There's too much malware out there for me to feel comfortable about it.
So what will those who need a workhorse and not just a device to surf the web going to do if desktop and laptop computers become defunct? What I see is the computer world has found a way to again jack up the prices of desktops. Those who need one will have to pay a fortune for it if they want to continue their creativity. I just can't see AutoCad being used on a Tablet, can you?
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