Adobe cuts off customers because of politics

If you pay a monthly fee for software (Adobe, Microsoft, Evernote, etc etc) realise you are not buying the software, you only have a monthly subscription with the company providing access to that software. Do not depend on it being there. You can be cut off at moment’s notice. (The same might be true for some things, like a John Deere tractorby the way.)

Ton Zijlstra on Adobe cutting of Venezuelan customers due to US embargo

Ton writes what I thought when I heard the news. Though Adobe is not to blame (they don’t decide to stop trading with Venezuela), being dependent on companies that operate globally but are subject to laws in one country, their subscription model is a black swan. I’m a creative cloud customer and would not be able to do my job without access to their tools.