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Adobe drops ownership for access model subscription

Adobe is killing off its Creative Suite as it moves to the cloud. The software that many of us know and love (InDesign, Photoshop, etc) is still available but only by subscription, while support of the existing CS6 package will be limited to bug fixes. There'll be no CS7.

The Creative Suite page already redirects to Adobe's Creative Cloud site.

While this might appear to be relevant to design geeks only, it is another step toward access models for digital content. I'm a Creative Cloud subscriber and attest to the model's benefits.

There is going to be a very, very big opportunity in bundling all this "access" into a single, monthly subscription (cable TV model for the internet).

Enable seamless transactional sharing between subscription and a la carte will be an interesting and profitable problem to solve.

RobC

RobC

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