Today my laptop was stolen….
In the last 24 hours I went to my car, went for a drive, and noticed that it was a bit breezy. I looked over the the right and noticed a good bit of glass all over the place, some of it underneath me, and where o’ where was my briefcase, with my snazzy MacBook Air, external HDD, US Passport, and notebook. Yeah I was irked a bit!But today I showed up at work, fired up my iPhone, checked email for a bit in a meeting. Then went to my office, grabbed a 4Gb MacBook with 250Gb HDD and within 6 minutes had MobileMe download my email settings, bookmark bar, contact list, and most recent calendar. By the time I get home this eve I will have it synchronized with my most recent backup. Some call this desktop streaming, some can call it cloud services, as a user today I just call it darn good…. so not as a technologist, but as a regular guy rather humbled by an annoying criminal I respectfully disagree with Laryy Ellisons assertion that ‘cloud’ is all hype if ‘cloud services’ make my life this much easier.Steve Jobs- do me a favor- make TIme Capsule a service… and also make sure I can get all my ITunes songs again if I sign up for the Time Capsule Service….dg