What Hogan writes is pure rubbish. Serious photographers, even the ones using Adobe CC, knows full well that there is no such thing as The Cloud when it comes to professional photography. I am just a cheerful enthusiast who have longs since letting my 5D, 6D and GH4 blast though pictures. I try to make them, not fire and forget. Still, my Lightroom library is the neighborhood og 500GB these days. That's not going into the cloud and onto "all my devices.
Hogan should stop gulping down the cool aid and realize that Apple is slowly abandoning the market that once saved them, the creative professionals. Look at FCP. Look at Aperture. Creative professionals trusting their livelihood to Apple these days are suicidal nuts.Except for hardware of course. Apple knows hardware-
And yeah, Apple has never been particularly friendly towards the enterprise
They have not. What they used to be friendly towards was the creative professional though. With FCP X and now Aperture, they are stating loud and clear that they are no longer interested in supporting the creative professionals, but would rather cater to the mass-market dummy. That isn't a bad business decision as such. Clearly FCP X is easier to use than previous versions of FCP, and it is priced accordingly. It is also probably going to sell tons more than did the original FCP. Mass-market at the expense of the ones that used to keep Apple alive, the creative professional.
With this new Apple attitude,if you are a creative professional, investing in Apple hardware or software would seem moronic and (professionally) suicidal.
Time for you meds again
my current problem is that I use "edit in Photoshop" occasionally for things Lightroom isn't that good at, and my copy of CS4 apparently doesn't support Nikon D610 raw format
When you "edit in" whatever it might be, Lightroom creates a TIFF file to edit, so RAW or no support for your camera is not an issue. You are covered, both on this issue and on the "cloud" issue.
I sometimes work in the field where there is no interne
I suggest you read the information about Photoshop CC again. Seriously. You are worried about something you need not worry about. That is, unless you're you "work in the field" with no internet connection for more than a month. Not a lot of us do.
Contrary to popular myth, the Adobe CC offering is a fantastic offering for most of Adobe's customers.
No. Who's he and what's his relevance?
And you read
Read my first sentence once more.
their mental prowess is unlikely to have extended far enough for abstract thought
Man you have a seriously literal mind. You wouldn't be Sheldon Cooper by any chance? Read some books not about geology or physics, perhaps a novel
It's not designed to do anything
Good point, bad wording, but it was in the context of the idea of a benevolent creator or a nicely designed place for us to be, believed in general by the people subscribing to the most common religions and also by many environuts of the "Gaia is sacred" kind.