I note that Yahoo Briefcase is being dropped and is asking users to retrieve their files.
Mind you, with 30MB of storage, how do you compete with the likes of G-Mail that gives you storage space in the GB range?
Now, I'm no conspiracy theorist or anything like it but I reckon, once Google has got everyone on this "cloud" storage thing, it will stop being free all of a sudden, I hope it doesn't go like that, but you never really know until it happens, do you?
(I just find it hard to justify a huge push to get people to save all their documents and files and applications* to a server, miles away, you have no control over what happens to "your" stuff once it is in there.
*If we do go with this G-Drive thing (and lots probably will), will we find that once we upload all our files into the "cloud" that you can only open them files with applications that Google has made for the purpose?
Meaning that if you try and re-download your files, to a HDD or the like, they won't work unless you have that proprietry (sp?) "cloud" application?
Sorry this is mere conjecture on my part, but I do feel it does need to be thought about.
What is your opinion?
Last edited by Trumpy; 02/03/09 12:11 AM. Reason: Typo