[LINK] The cloud vaporises: Will you lose your online files?

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Sat Nov 29 12:52:00 AEDT 2008


Will you lose pictures stored online if your photo site goes bust?
Posted by Janice Chen @ 6:00 pm [November 11th, 2008]

Members of Digital Railroad found out the hard way that the answer may
be yes. The digital photo archiving and commerce site used by over 1,500
professional photographers abruptly went dark on October 29th. All that was
left up on the site was a note that said “We deeply regret to inform you that
Digital Railroad (DRR) has shut down.”



Not only pictures. What about your spreadsheets, text documents,
presentations, account files? Do you back them up yourself once they
are in the cloud? Is backup easy to do en-masse for all your cloudy

The more I think about "the cloud" the more I see through the marketing
hype to just Yet Another Big Thing That Will Die A Horrible Death


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because
a baby can't chew it.
      -- Attributed to Mark Twain

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