Posts Tagged ‘Freemium’

The term cloud computing was already everywhere for a while, but with Google announcing a cloud based printing service it seems to becoming more of a reality than ever. One idea behind cloud computing is that many applications can be offered through a web interface rather than on local computers. Clearly, the most famous example is webmail, but there are also applications that are less web-reliant, like photo editing, that are ‘moving into the cloud’. In this post I will highlight some of the changes in user experience that may emerge because of cloud services and some of the economic changes a shift to cloud based services may bring about. Finally I will discuss a variant of cloud computing that I call radical cloud computing, which might be one of my worst idea so far.