[FoRK] MS Oops - How not to architect and run a widely-used and well-funded database, apparently

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Mon Oct 12 13:43:19 PDT 2009

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo wrote on 10/11/2009 3:48 PM:
> --- On Sun, 10/11/09, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>  Regrettably, based on Microsoft/Danger's latest
>> recovery assessment of their systems, we must now inform you
>> that personal information stored on your device - such as
>> contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists or photos - that is
>> no longer on your Sidekick almost certainly has been lost as
>> a result of a server failure at Microsoft/Danger. 

This was an especially good implementation of the cloud, very low 
overhead gives them a real advantage.

> Yet another dimension of the Data Hostage Environment.
> (Congratulations with the person who coined that term. Luv it!!)

*bows* Google still shows it's in it's embryonic stage, but it might 
have potential.

Adam L. Beberg

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