Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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Not all data is equally valuable
by dagw on Thu 10th Dec 2009 11:51 UTC
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I think the article is greatly oversimplifying things. I have bunch of stuff stored in "the cloud" and think the convenience far outweighs any potential risk. The trick is to rate the value of each piece of your data vs. convenience.

I have some data is which is vitally important and which I take good care of. I also have tons and tons of data which, honestly, has close to zero value. I have a bunch of stuff on google docs for example and find the service amazingly handy, but if I lost all those docs tomorrow it would have close to zero effect on any important aspect of my life. The cloud (hate that term) is perfect for that kind of data, data where the convenience of being able to access it from anywhere (and easily share it with people) outweighs any of the negative aspects.

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