written on Aug.10, 2006
What do you think? What do you miss and what do you like?
Love your blog. I’ve been trying to lead an uninstalled life for 10 years. Name an online office or online storage site in the last decade — edock, visto, ndrive, xdrive, MyWebOs – and I’ve been a beta tester for most of them. Have you tried ThinkFree Office and gOffice? For me, the online life is okay because I’m connected through home, coffee house or Air Card most of the time. My fear is the 0.01 pct of the time when I’m not because, inevitably, that will be the time I need some crucial RTF or text file.
I have my Outlook data pushed to my Smartphone from an online PIM and backed up there.
As for online office and storage, have you tried using Gmail for these things? There’s a Soureforge project called GDrive that maps Gmail as a network drive. You ‘store’ your stuff there, which is put in the “Drafts” folder as an attachment to an unaddressed, unsent email.
You can also use Gmail as a notepad. Create a message, write a little of it, save it, and then it is an auto-saved note in Gmail forever.
hth. Looking for more great stuff from your site.
I love the project you have, being uinstalled, I have the same to some extend. You left me a comment in my english languaged blog, but if only you could speak danish, then you could take a peak at my Danish languged blog. It hold a little more activity concerning more of the same issues.
Anyway, I’ll keep an open eye on your blog, it deals with interesting topics :-)
Wow. Great blog. I’ve been playing around with this sort of concept for several months, aiming at a goal of data decentralization.
The destination I envision is sort of a cross between local and global- LANoffice, you could call it. Data and Apps served over a home or office network, which would/could be backed up somewhere on the web. Global access would occur via VPN instead of hosted sites.
Having said all that, I really like what you’re doing here. As “Web 2.0″ concepts start to sink in to the general populace, I think we’re going to see more of a ‘decentralized data’ mindset.
Thanks for clueing me in on this!
Your blog just goes into my rss reader. very interesting read. might get useful for the future of our company…
This was fun and usefull reading. Well done and keep up this interesting blog.
I really LOVE your blog. I immediately bookmarked it as soon as I arrived on it…. your domain really inspires me.
You should take a look at YouOS, EyeOS.
Of course, I’m looking for more!
An admirable objective. I think with a healthy shove from Microsoft with Vista, there are three interesting “prime directives” of the users — use the web for everything, Linux not Microsoft, and wireless uber alles. You’re on the crest of the first wave. (Although I’m not sure what one does when the web is offline). The second one is all those who are not going to pay Microsoft, or Dell / Intel for new hardware to run Microsoft’s new pig (Old hardware on Ubuntu works nicely!) The third is wireless connectivity everywhere (free?) to use zero or thin footprint clients. (Although I don’t know what one does when that wireless ain’t there or is expensive?)
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I really like your Blog! Cool idea! Keep up this interessting blog
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I believe you’ll really like this one!
Congratulations! You got to the 6th position in Google for a search for “iscrybe”! That’s definitely going to boost your traffic! I remember when I searched for that and all these sites like CNET blogs came first.
You’ve got a very interesting site, and I think all of the stuff is cool.
I really would like to run all the apps that you mention online. One thing that bothers me quite much though is the lack of privacy. How can I trust the sites that have the apps that they don’t leak my precious information? How can I be sure that no one starts collecting all of the info scattered around all of the online services and gets a picture of who I am? Is this a problem? Perhaps. Perhaps I don’t want my employer to see that I work in Greenpeace projects that they wouldn’t like. Perhaps a competing company sees that you work with some new exciting project that they can snatch. Perhaps your paranoid government sees that you have a interest in religions and have too much information of Islam that you study or something.
I think everybody have something that they wouldn’t like to be totally public. It doesn’t have to be against the law, just something private. I write down tons of private stuff that I could have saved online, but I dare not.
One day when those great apps come online on a server that YOU yourself can control, then I will be interested. Until then I continue using my locally installed apps. Yes, the laptop is encrypted, and yes, the offline backup is encrypted also. Feels better somehow.
Great Blog, enjoyed reading. Have been searching for onlone project management, have tried several to choose dotproject. Would be interested in others view. I need Gantt and Pert.
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