Re: Shameless but hopefully relevant plug

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
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
get funding.

- Adam L. Beberg
  The Cosm Project - -

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