From: Adam L. Beberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 19:45:12 PDT
On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Here's a stupid idea of the day: All those automated online storage sites
> that offer anywhere between 20M to 50Meg? Someone should write
> a client that automatically automates the file storage and allocation
> in a just-in-time manner across as many of the services as possible.
> If you think about it, you can scale their service to several gigs and
> beyond using an automated intermediary. The only thing keeping people
> from doing it now is the manual overhead of having to do it.
Someone should really design a DFS with a standard interface that allows
files to be stored in many places in many pieces, were the storage is
all automated and completely hidden from the user. Maybe a nice ANSI C
interface, strong crypto, RAID support, caching of course... nah, would
probably never get uses since noone is interested in things with uses
other then MP3s and kiddie porn...
[you're doing this to taunt me arent you greg]
Of course you won't get free space for long, since the "free space" game
is a money loser and everyone knows it. I can't wait for the bubble to
burst so those of us with tech but no plan to lose millions a day can
- Adam L. Beberg
The Cosm Project - http://cosm.mithral.com/
email@example.com - http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
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