In theory, the online "cloud" model of licensing software should actually
bring prices DOWN. Software companies have always said that piracy is one
of the main reasons for the high cost of software. The development costs
are fixed. If fewer people buy it, those costs are are passed on to those
of us who actually purchase legitimate copies, while pirates continue to
use it for free. The cloud model should take a big bite out of piracy, and
Adobe just might pass those savings along to the rest of us.

Of course, a cynic would say that Adobe will just pocket the savings as
higher profits. It will be interesting to see what happens.


On 1/16/14 5:52 PM, "Smith Will (Toowong)"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Does this assume that the nice people at Adobe will not raise the price
>massively in 4 years time when everyone has changed to subscription?
>Will Smith
>Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
>Queensland Herbarium
>Science Delivery
>Department of Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA)

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