The End Of Updates

by Randy Murray on November 2, 2011

I recently updated my Mac, my iPhone, and my iPad. I also did the same for my daughters’ Macs and iPhones, my wife’s, and my mother’s. I also advised my brother, my brother-in-law, and a score of others.

I’m hoping that will all soon be a thing of the past.

This last series of updates, along with the launching of iCloud, takes us one giant step forward to the point were we no longer have to update our devices at all. Or rather to the point where they update themselves, quickly and quietly, when they’re not being used, and without us sitting there staring at them.

We’ve already gone past the point where we have to go out and buy updates on discs. Now we download and update. And soon your device will update itself as it sits unused.

For some this may be frightening. We need to think long and hard about trusting all of our data to others. We need to think seriously about maintaining our own media and backups.

But I’d gladly give up sitting in front of my computer, waiting for downloads and stepping through installation. Over and over again. Yes, I want the latest innovative feature and I require that I be notified when something has changed, but I don’t need to sit and wait. This move to the cloud is promising.And¬†I look forward to a time when we don’t have to talk about backups and losing data.

Perhaps after one more update.

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