Saturday, April 13, 2013

Trib Updates

This is a weekly series that will include a brief summary of the latest articles that have been published on The Tribulation Times Herald-Exhorter.  Hopefully, this will encourage you to go check out some truly outstanding articles that have been published by a number of truly outstanding authors.  Moreover, I hope this will also encourage you to want to become a contributing member/author, as well.  The “Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!” site explanation near the top of the side-bar should answer many of your questions.  Yes, this series also included an “SOS! (Spam On Saturdays)”  segment before, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Therefore, that will be replaced by a republishing of one of the Trib articles.

[ESPN Additions] shows that overhearing things can chop you down to size.

[WhiteHeart Wednesday] contains a video and the lyrics for Honestly.

[Simply Put (Again)] is a piece that was first published on FishHawk Droppings before it was changed to contain the books.

First of all, I would like to admit that I probably don’t know what I am talking about, but that has never stopped me before.  Therefore, I will endeavor to persevere in spite of my ignorance again.

Anyway, what this is about is all of the talk I have been hearing about the advent of tablets and smartphones that sounds like a death knell for personal computing.  For it is being strongly suggested that almost everything will be done through [cloud computing] in the very near future.

Yeah, I may be knee-jerking over a bunch of knee-jerking by stock market analysts again, but I am getting a really bad feeling about this.  For big-shot corporate types pay more attention to their bottom-lines than anything else, and with PC sales [plummeting] in the face of rising tablet and smartphone sales, PC makers may decide to spend most of their resources on developing slicker ways of accessing the cloud.

If you are not familiar with what cloud computing is yet, it is basically about using a device to access server-based programs over the internet.  Have you ever heard of apps for your smartphone?  Well, many of them are actually access links to those server-based programs.

Yes, the absolute truth of the matter truly is that most have no need for all that an actual personal computer has to offer.  For they just want to go online to see the sites and occasionally do some image editing, which can be accomplished through one of those server-based programs.

Furthermore, bloggers have been already using server-based programs for years.  For this is what the Blogger, WordPress and all of the other blogging platforms are.

Oh, but what about those who want to keep a copy of their work?  Tablets and smartphones do not have a hard drive!

On the other hand, storage of personal projects is readily available online for free, but just how long is that going to last?  Oh, and what about when there is a glitch in the system?  Do you really want to leave the continued existence of your 100-page presentation in the hands of someone floating around on a cloud?  Now, I don’t know about you, but most of my experience with the customer service provided by the likes of a Google has been somewhat lacking in satisfaction.

No, I am not expecting anything drastic anytime soon, but the writing is on the [wall].  Therefore, it might do you well to buy that big and powerful PC you have been dreaming of much sooner than later.  For corporate types have a habit of pricing things that they do not make much of much higher than they have to in order to justify continuing to make them.  Sigh.

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