Cloud Nein Computing

Yesterday was the first time I had heard about the “Google G-drive” which is actually a little redundant considering it stands for the Google Google Drive. The G-drive is a cloud based computing system meaning you can virtually have your entire hard disk located on remote servers, to be accessed from anywhere in the world, pending you can find a working internet connection. No need to upgrade your computers or look for the next best thing, just find a fast connection.

Here is the article: Article on G-Drive

Here are my questions:

1) Would you upload all your hard drive information onto the web?

2) What if there servers go down for maintenance? Can you imagine, “Google is taking a day off today, sorry world.”

3) Finally, and most important, have these people not been watching movies for the past 10 years?

It may be a great idea, but if you can hack one firewall and have access to everyones information, its a problem. Is no one watching 24? The reason they are where they are is because a disgruntled group of oppresors built a device that hacked one firewall and now controls the air traffic, water, and power systems of the ENTIRE UNITED STATES. What about Live Free Die Hard? Anyone? Anyone????? They hacked “the system” and controlled the traffic grids, power grids, and everything else governmental. That’s just in the last two years…

So, what is the lesson to be learned. One hub for information storage is…well…its a cool concept, I’ll give them that, but it’s not a good idea if you know what I mean.

PS – That was a pun in the title, not a mispelling. It was also a shoutout/early Birthday gift to my pun loving friend, you know who you are…

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2 thoughts on “Cloud Nein Computing

  1. Wow. The Google Google Drive.

    Stuff like this drives me crazy. Like people who say ATM Machine. Or PIN Number. Heck, even people who say it “Re-LA-Tor”.

    Great post.

  2. I’ve reread this post and see that it’s not about initials. So I’ll answer your questions:

    Here are my questions:

    1) Would you upload all your hard drive information onto the web?
    Nope. I was thinking I might do encrypted back ups of unimportant files but as I was typing it, I realized I still wouldn’t. I’d back up to a portable hard drive like I do now. What I would use a G Drive for is sharing large files between friends and maybe putting up a file for me to pull down at a different location so I’m not having to carry around a flash drive.

    2) What if there servers go down for maintenance? Can you imagine, “Google is taking a day off today, sorry world.” Google seems really good with reliability but I still wouldn’t have that as my only source for my urgent files.

    3) Finally, and most important, have these people not been watching movies for the past 10 years?
    You should know that 24 is not real life. For instance, the street lights, the power grid and the air traffic system are not one unified government controlled system. It’d be hard to take over the flow of commerce and transportation by hacking one firewall. And I would hope our government has more than one firewall for the really good sites.

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