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August 2nd, 2010

Hey You, Get Off of My Cloud

There was a slight dust-up in some circles of the interwebs this past weekend: if tumblr or Posterous went under, so would all of the blogs and stuff hosted there… just like GeoCities! The same’s true of flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, and all of those other popular sites. And you know, I used to be really concerned about that. After all, web hosting is relatively cheap.

But you know, times have changed. I’ve come to a place of acceptance with these services: I know that flickr won’t be around forever, so I have backups of all of my photos. As a matter of process I tend to write blog posts offline in Pages, so I have copies of those too. And videos… of course I have the originals. In other words… it’s not the end of the world.

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