Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Security of Online Storage
Ever since the first Internet boom, people have been excited about the prospect of storing your photos or other files online using things like I-drive. Me, I've never understood why you would trust that third party to keep your stuff safe and available. Never mind that I-drive collapsed in the first boom. The recent decision by Google to end its video thing, including terminating some people's rights to videos they "bought," combined with a Yahoo! decision to close one of its photo sharing sites,where your photos will be lost unless you act promptly, reinforce my notion. I mean, Google and Yahoo! are the big guys in the space. If they're so eager to jettison your data (more likely your access to your data), what of the little guys and companies that come along with the service offering?

Oh, yeah, like I-drive.

Never mind. I am going to continue backing up to 3.5 disks and hoarding old 3.5 disk drives.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."