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

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sat Nov 29 19:53:31 AEDT 2008

I know people who have lost their photos when their home server goes  
bust.  What's the difference?  If the cloud adds additional backup,  
maybe for free then it helps.  You only know one thing for sure.  Any  
particular hard disk is going down eventually.

On 2008/Nov/29, at 2:52 AM, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/digitalcameras/?p=362>
> 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.”
> etc.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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
> files?
> 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
> cheers
> rickw
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