A couple of days ago, The Register published an article that, if I am being perfectly honest, reads like the ramblings of a spoiled child. The premise of the article was centered on the downtime of Adobe’s Creative Cloud where users could not log in for around 48 hours.
Now, I will preface this article that the author, Alistair Dabbs, describes himself as a harsh critic. Not only of cloud computing but also of 3D printing, ‘technology still in its infancy’ and things he generally categorizes as ‘easy targets.’
The article starts off saying, “Adobe’s spectacular FAIL over the last 48 hours confirmed, rather than revealed, cloud computing to be so unreliable as to be positively dangerous. Cloud computing is sh*te. It takes over everything you’ve got, then farts in your face and runs away giggling.”
Firstly, I would just like to point out that to equate server downtime with the entirety of cloud computing is plain ignorant. Therefore, I would like to personally recommend Mr. Dabbs to read around various cloud computing sites, and other cloud news and resources sites, to fully comprehend the extent of his naiveté. To equate one cloud service with the entirety of cloud computing is much like equating a broken nail with a terminal illness. It shows both ignorance at best and immaturity at worst.
The Abode interruption left users feeling both frustrated and upset. Adobe has since apologized for the downtime. Nevertheless, it honestly boggles my mind how Dabbs can throw himself into such a tizzy as to have written the article. Yes, it is upsetting that you couldn’t access the service, but mistakes happen and life moves on. Mishaps happen with technology all the time, but it does not mean there’s in inherent flaw with the technology, just with the provider. My advice to Mr. Dabbs would be to pull the pacifier out of his mouth, grow up and get over it.