It's a digital world, baby

posted by Jeff | Friday, April 4, 2008, 11:54 AM | comments: 0

So Apple is now the number one music retailer in the world. I can't say that's really shocking at this point, but circa 2003, when I bought my first iPod, I would not have expected it. Now if only they'd free the remainder of the catalog and stop using DRM. If they'll charge me a couple of dimes to do the upgrade to 256k, DRM-free files, I'll do it.

In my recent musings about photos, I've come to realize that we're in a much better place to preserve our personal media than we ever were before. Within the home, I can have giant hard drives, and they backup not to some goofy tape format, but another hard drive connected to my router. And once I have all of my older photos in place digitally, they'll all be backed up into the cloud on S3. All of my music, photos and documents will be duplicated outside of my house.

Ten years ago, I had negatives and prints, existing only in my house. I had stacks of CD's, existing only in my house. I had file cabinets of documents, only in my house. Do you see the weak point? One tornado or fire or meteorite and all of that would be lost. Now it doesn't have to be that way.

I <3 the Intertubes.


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