Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?

Subject: Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Jim Shaeffer <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:31:46 -0800 (PST)

Aha, a prime chance for a curmudgeon moment...


They think they're not tied to the mainframe or anything else because they can access their data and applications from anywhere in the Internet.  The web has created a great illusion of freedom.  Everybody sees the fact they can walk around with laptops and log in from any coffee shop and that looks like freedom, but they ignore the fact that to get their data their traffic all has to go back to the same iron that belongs to someone else and over which they exercise zero control.


Mainframe console jockeys in the pre-PC days at least knew the people who handled the storage and network were in the same company, subject to the same rules.  They had some assurance that someone was riding herd on the data handlers, so there was a built-in safety factor.  With cloud computing, you have what appears to be total freedom matched by total lack of assurances on the character or the long-term viability of those nebulous entities that store data somewhere unknown.



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From: Jim Shaeffer <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>
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Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?


During my [mumble, mumble] years in the computer world, the pendulum has continually swung back and forth between being "tied to the mainframe" and being "independent."

Jim Shaeffer


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From: William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
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Sent: Fri, Feb 10, 2012 9:16 pm
Subject: Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?


I really don't understand the need to store everything on the cloud.  I
mean, the introduction of the IBM PC was a technological breakthrough that
many today don't grasp.

It freed people from being tied to the mainframe.

Today, it seems to be in vogue to get tied to the mainframe again.




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References:
cloud backup services, for EXE files ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?: From: Alec Chakenov
Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?: From: William Sherman
Re: cloud backup services, for EXE files ?: From: Jim Shaeffer

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