“Today is the day that will bring us one step closer to the death of the cloud,” David W. Martin writes for Cult of Mac. “That crucial new part of the internet that is gaining popularity due to the likes of Hulu, Netflix, MobileMe, DropBox, Crashplan, etc. is about to get another blow — AT&T on Monday started restricting the amount of data its millions of broadband customers are able to use in a month. Data is now restricted to as little as 150GB a month.”
“That isn’t good news — users should an uproar over the whole thing,” Martin writes. “It means that a large number of people using broadband in the U.S. will be severely limited in what they can do online. They might risk extra charges or even total loss of their broadband access.”
Martin writes, “This comes as Apple is rumored to be on the verge of introducing a more Cloud-based model of computing for millions of customers… Unfortunately, the sad fact is that as we all look to the cloud for more services, the circumstances are starting to get grim. I predict that many more of us will hit the ceiling, preventing us from using the internet as we would like too. And that my friends, is what will ultimately kill the cloud.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “M Faulkenberry” for the heads up.]