Now I have to admit that Dassault is my principle target here as they get ready for the SolidWorks 2014 End of Life convention. And I intend to help them along because I think any company that propounds the cloud as a solution must be stopped before the contagion spreads everywhere. Picture Charles as he cavorts across the stage once again with his ubiquitous iPhone or iPad. You know, the ones that you will be able to take your two foot wide fresnel lens to so you can adequately view the screen on this wonder of tech art as you design from remote servers anything imaginable to man. I wonder if the rock these guys live under was designed within the auspices of the 3DExperience group think community, but I digress. Now don’t forget you Autodesk customers, fearless leader on your side of the fence intends to go here to.
A better title may have been NSA TAKES pieces of your mind. I want you to go here.
Der Spiegel is not exactly a rumor clinic nor is what they are claiming being denied by NSA or that idiot Obama. Snowden has been a remarkable source for just what all is wrong with the cloud in so many ways and here is another.
I can’t think of any polite way to say this and for those of you who like the refreshing Kool-Aid served up by Dassault read no further and disregard the earlier. But for those rational beings who make a living based upon the IP they create with SolidWorks I have a challenge. Don’t you think it is about time to get a little bit in your face at the 2014 EOL convention when the pabulum is served up? Don’t you think it is about time these Dassault guys stop evasive talking and start giving written commitments to you users? To state how they intend to make you secure when EVERY device that goes online is being hacked and whacked? And let me say that this goes for every company that wants to force you to the cloud.
Now do you honestly think that NSA has the only talent out there to do this? That no other government or agency or criminal enterprise can do this? The utter contempt these Dassault and Autodesk etal executives have for you and your future staggers the imagination and you better start seriously fighting this mess or build a life raft.
I suppose the next step for these chattel cloud execs is to push the “private cloud”. Here, let us take the LAN you already have successfully implemented. We will re-label it as private cloud plus make it more complicated and make it so you have to pay us each month to use your own stuff. Sounds like a winner to me.