Infographic: How Cloud Collaboration Has Evolved From the 1960s to Today
“And what’s the deal with the cloud?” At this point, jokes about the cloud have reached airline food-level status of hackneyed. “Where does it all go?” “It’s a mystery!”
Evidence: Sex Tape, a rom-com that was basically one big joke about the cloud. When something becomes the basis of a rom-com, you know it’s become prevalent in our everyday lives.
Cloud computing’s 50-year history
But did you know that cloud computing has actually been around since the 1960s? That’s not the setup to a bad joke about hippies liking to work together in harmony; it’s just true. And as cloud storage, cloud networking, and high-tech creative collaborative tools like Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, and even our platform here at Contently have become essential to modern newsroom operations, it’s worth taking a look back to see how we got here and how far we’ve come.
This excellent infographic from WebDAM gives a rundown of the big moments that have changed the way we work together, as well as a look into the future of creative collaboration. Let’s just hope that’s a future without any more cloud-based rom-coms.