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Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Now this looks very interesting (and here):

Store 100% of User DataWith infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc).

We already have efforts in this direction in terms of GDrive, GDS, Lighthouse, but all of them face bandwidth and storage constraints today. (...) This theme will help us make the client less important (thin client, thick server model) which suits our strength vis-a-vis Microsoft and is also of great value to the user.
As we move toward the “Store 100%” reality, the online copy of your data will become your Golden Copy and your local-machine copy serves more like a cache.

John Batelle says:

"The more I think about this, the more I'm not comfortable with the idea of having all my data in one place. Any place. Google or otherwise. It simply makes abuse too easy."

I disagree John. The more I think about this the more i like the idea of storing all the data *I want* stored in one place to be stored there. Especially if it is for free. There is obviously no obligation to put things you aren't comfortable with. I wonder if this will solve the podcast storage problem?

I am already using google pages for our new Demography Matters project. Personally I am very happy. Google is a firts mover. Good luck to them. Will the day come when Google will be more of an obstacle than an aid. Of course. Everything that lives was born to die. But lets cross that one when we get to it. This is what the New Economy is all about. But for now, let the good time roll!