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The Problem with Stores in the Cloud [Comic]

Stores in the Cloud [Manu Cornet – Bonkers World Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/18/12

Comments (8)

  1. Francis

    Great sketch! *sigh*

  2. XxChungxX

    Nice love it

  3. Adam

    But, you can download from Amazon, have it import into iTunes into iCloud, and upload to Google…its what I do.

  4. Dan

    If the transaction is is solely for lending purposes, the receiver can make a temporary username with the service of the lender and never use it again if they want. This isn’t really a problem, except for those who refuse to spend the extra 30 seconds making a new username.

  5. toucan

    Seriously, whats wrong with just owning a physical disk? We did it all the time in the 90s!

  6. Dale MacKeown

    iCloud destroyed my Outlook address book. And, Apple has no idea how to fix it.

  7. LadyFitzgerald

    @ Toucan. Physical disks take up a lot of physical room, even if removed from their cases, especially when compared to a purely digital form. They also cost more.

    Cloud storage is fine for offsite backup but never should be the only place one’s data resides due to its ephemeral nature. One should always have, at the very minimum, two backups, one of which is offsite, so that, if one backup gets lost, there is still another copy available.

  8. Dic

    Daily, I backup my work (books) in Word (XP) to six places, in under thirty seconds. Two of these, on flash drives, go with me whenever I leave my place; two on separate external HDDs; two on separate internals. So much plagiarism around now that I don’t trust Cloud with anything other than stuff that would be of no use to anyone else.

    Haven’t yet found a way to do this so fast in Win 7.

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