I'm really reacting badly to everything being in the cloud.
I want a thing that works on my computer. I don't want to be internetted all. the. time.
Now the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards  seem to have a cloud variant.
Please stop. Having part of your computer live on somebody else's computer does not support resilience if it could go down, get taken away, become out dated and closed.
@sprkwd Ultimately, free software and other communities who value autonomy will need to be able to make their own hardware, or have suppliers serving this niche.
From the capitalism point of view, they will try to put as much into the cloud as possible. That makes them critical gatekeepers where they can set up toll roads on the information superhighway and have total control over the user experience. The direction of travel of the tech industry is to expand the number/size of data centers and to reduce phones and laptops to inexpensive thin clients entirely dependent on the cloud.
@bob I can certainly see it in the near future being a dumb handheld console / desktop that boots into CORPORATE CLOUD™️ like the dream of the 50s and 60s.
And I think you're right. Framework et al, will be the future for free / open folk.
@sprkwd funny thing is that the average smartphone is a far more competent computing device than even a "fat" workstation was back then.
Technically, even a phone can be its own computing device with minimal dependencies other than a transport network. We just chose to not make it so by relying on "cloud" services, i.e. somebody else's servers.
@sprkwd I've been saying that for years about what happens when the stuff on "someone else's computer"/cloud goes down, gets taken away (often on a whim), and/or closed down.
But as I often say, I am not a pundit nor do I play one on TV.
@bloodravenlib as I often say... "There will be a reckoning."
But by then, it'll probably be too late.