August 6, 2012
The risks of cloud computing will be “horrendous”, Steve Wozniak said last night, in a statement that will set eyeballs rolling at Apple – the company he co-founded with Steve Jobs.
The bearded designer of the Apple II is prone to off-message statements, but the latest one takes a dig at an area Apple has just invested a lot of money in: the cloud. Apple’s iCloud online backup storage product was launched a year ago and plays a prominent role in the company’s iOS and Mac OS X operating systems.
Woz thinks data storage and processing in the cloud will lead to disaster: “I really worry about everything going to the cloud,” he said, reported by AFP. “I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”