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Re: Dude, Where’s My Data? (The Sequel)

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 14 years ago, in 2010, on the World Wide Web.

Dude, Where’s My Data? (The Sequel) snellspace.com (2010-05-12):

DeWitt Clinton: I have my music collection stored on a file server, and I’d like to be able to play it remotely via my Android device. Local network only is fine. Storing personal stuff on home networks is cumbersome and annoying. I have pictures, movies, music, and many other types…

Technological civilization is awesome. But it’s not awesome enough yet. The fact that Dropbox’s remote servers are currently easier to work with than a server 3 feet away from where I’m sitting is one of the unremarked scandals of computing.

As Snell says, The fundamental technologies to make all this happen already exist. Someone just needs to make it happen. Please.

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