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The cloud, IMO, is a mixed bag. I'm glad to have it on the one hand, since it makes my files available to me at home, work, or anywhere. A huge convenience. On the other hand, letting your stuff be on someone else's computer is a bit creepy. I'm always wondering if -- down the road -- something will pop up out of nowhere to bite me on the b... Frankly, everything about the internet is this way. We get a lot of stuff free, but at what long-term cost?
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The other day I was sorting through some of my moms things and came across some photos from long, long ago.it occurred to me that my kids will never have these happy accidents if I continue to keep all my family photos in the cloud. I love keeping it all accessible on my iPad, dont even mind paying the extra for cloud storage, but I'm old I should come up with a solution.
Consider the insidious effects of 21st century banking / billing.
Banks used to pay YOU, to keep your money because they were earning money off your deposits. Now you pay the banks for storage and transactions.
They claim there are administrative costs to electronic banking. Well that's called overhead and it's the cost of doing business. And today that cost has been greatly reduced by automation at the expense of jobs.
Similarly, phone and utility companies are charging you (paper billing fee of $2 in Canada) to advise you that you owe them money.
This post is off topic but hopefully it illustrates a point about the costs of storage. The "cloud" further separates you the owner, from possession of your stuff.
And, you're paying for it.
Last edited by AdmiralAdama; 02-17-2013 at 10:23 AM.
My company had a team of techies and lawyers explore various cloud storage and they came to the conclusion that we shouldn't use any of them, partly because of security risks and possible legal exposure. They issued instructions for everything to be removed from the cloud, because some parts of the company had started using cloud storage.
Personally, I've lots of cloud storage, because I sign up for all the freebies I think possibly viable. I use limited amounts, though, because I put in the cloud only what I wouldn't mind being exposed if my accounts were breached.
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