J_RaD - 3:40 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0) data on the other hand tells everything about you, good or bad. And since you've said that statment i suppose you think home servers and home NAS systems are a waste of time too?
In the long run, though, I expect data storage to become more like money storage. How many of you feel it's safer to keep all your money "locally" under the bed in your home?
you can't paint that picture. Money is money, when its in a bank its numbers, when its in a vault its a pile of paper. everyones paper looks the same some people might have more or less of it but it doesn't tell you a single thing about that person other then how much money they have.
spend hours and hours on the weekends trying to the the #*$!ing thing working
I've run into that alot, 98% of the time there is nothing wrong with their computer they just can't figure out how to do "something" so they just say the classic line everyone else says.... stupid computer that thing never works right...its always broken blahblabh. Im sure those people will say the same thing about the google netbook when they can't figure out how to do something on it.
I bet if people like that could just get rid of the whole hassle of being their own sysadmin, lots would
Im sure you remember those devices that you plugged into your phone line and wrote e-mail with right? and back then PC were much more of a hassle for the ordinary person to figure out... and people still purchased the big scary computers over the nice simple single use e-mail device. Seems like google is giving that model another go, buy the google device, all google only google all the time.
data on the other hand tells everything about you, good or bad.
And since you've said that statment i suppose you think home servers and home NAS systems are a waste of time too?