Sunday, July 08, 2012
I do not trust The Cloud.
I have reasons. What is mine is mine, and is at hand, or is where I can lay hands on it reasonably quickly. I do not believe in buying "paper gold", the gold shares that some companies offer. If a crash comes, my paper certificate might make a good firelighter. Maybe I could light a hobo cigar with it.
I have music, writings, pictures, design work, all irreplaceable. Many are my own works, the music I have purchased...why do I want to store it "out there somewhere". I can understand off-site backup, but it seems like we are being sold an insubstantial concept revolving around Not Having Your Stuff.
This makes me nervous, and makes me think that perhaps we are being prepped with a mindset of non-ownership. If I do not have it, do I truly own it?
Am I being indoctrinated, schooled into thinking in terms of not having property? Are we? And are we OK with that? I for one am not.