In the creative department here at Metropolis, we have our heads in the Clouds. Not just Apple’s iCloud, but now the Adobe Creative Cloud as well. Changing from software delivered on tangible objects packaged in a box to an Internet subscription seemed a bit odd at first. The whole thing is almost unreal. Adobe is paid automatically so the only evidence of a transaction is the credit card bill we get at the end of the month. The software, and the dozens of updates that have already been made, are all downloaded with little or no fuss. No more disks to keep track of and no more mile long serial numbers to deal with. All we are required to do is connect with the Internet once in a while so Adobe can tell our Macs that we’ve paid our bill, but this is not a problem since everyone here lives online anyway.
The best part is we not only have access to our traditional triumvirate—InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop—but the rest of the Creative Suite as well. Now all we need to do is find the time to learn all of these new applications.
By the way, old application CDs make excellent drink coasters—except for that bothersome hole in the middle.