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Friday, June 17, 2011

I think the entire tale is summed up with the iWork suite of apps, where Apple states that with iWork and iCloud:

Documents you’ve written, presentations you’ve prepared, spreadsheets you’ve made — your iWork apps can store them in iCloud. Which means you can view and edit the same document, in its latest state, on all your devices. And since iCloud automatically updates any changes you make, you don’t even have to remember to save your work.

Don’t read the above from the mindset of the savvy geek that you are — read that and think of how it will change computing for your mom or grandparents.

I don’t know of a single other way to take a document I am working on with my iPad and jump to my Mac having the document up-to-date and the cursor in the same position without pressing an extra button — to me, that is magic. It’s magic because logically that is how everything should have always worked, but in reality it is how nothing works.

∞ Apple’s Magnum Opus

If they get it right, iCloud is going to be pretty fantastic for everybody who uses it. But perhaps especially for non-geeky types.

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