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Just in case anyone still thinks that letting a third party control your data is a good idea, here's T-Mobile telling Sidekick users that their data has all been lost. If you have a Sidekick, don't turn it off!

I just love the fact that the company that developed the Sidekick is called Danger. And that they were bought by Microsoft.

Have a nice day.

Date: 2009-10-12 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janeg.livejournal.com
I gave up on MobileMe after losing data four times, spending many hours with Apple techies and just generally wasting my time. It would work after each round of lengthy fixes for some indeterminate time, usually a few days - I never figured out what stopped it each time. Maybe just a reboot or software update of any kind. It NEVER once worked while I was travelling and needed it. Goodbye, cloud computer for me.

Date: 2009-10-12 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kyburg.livejournal.com
I know someone who was on the development team for the Sidekick, at Danger.

He was *not* happy to hear T-Mobile got exclusivity, even back then at the beginning. It was well waranted, me thinks.

Jim had a Sidekick. He traded it in for a G1 earlier this year.

Date: 2009-10-12 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowe-wraithe.livejournal.com
I am SOOOO Glad I don't work for TMob anymore, I would hate to be on my old 4/10s shift with this...they would end up being 4/20s. Sorry that folks lost their data though, it can suck.

Date: 2009-10-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravan.livejournal.com
I have been very, very, very skeptical about this cloud crap.

The cloud hosting company goes belly up, and if your business depended on the cloud for it's computing, storage and development, your business is toast. And that's the benign scenario.

The nasty one is where the cloud company *knows* it has all of your data and infrastructure, and keeps jacking up the price while preventing you from migrating off due to proprietary applications, thus holding your business hostage.

Cloud for off-site back-up, yeah, encrypted and secured. Cloud for mission critical? No friggin' way.

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