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storing everything remotely and hoping that my inept ISP provide me with a stable and fast enough connection to access everything sounds far more convenient than having it all stored locally!!!
Totally in favour. Nothing to stop you backing up everything on your own hard drive if you wanted to as well.
tieing together their current web apps and giving a nice wedge of storage space. The question would be whether they allow it to be customised with 3rd party apps, because until then it's just a fancy interface for what we've already got.
"Peter Brown, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, a charity defending computer users' liberties, did not dispute the convenience offered, but said: "It's a little bit like saying, 'we're in a dictatorship, the trains are running on time.'"
Except it's fuck all like that, since a dictatorship is not a service provided by a tyrant to his people.
"But does it matter to you that someone can see everything on your computer? Does it matter that Google can be subpoenaed at any time to hand over all your data to the American government?"
Presumably if the government wanted your data and had to subpoena Google to get it, they'd have to give a good reason. The same kind of reason they'd have to give you now if they wanted the data stored on your local hard drive.
This guy sounds like a crackpot.