So Voda today gave me 50GB of cloud space. Very kind of them, it’s free, so this tells you something about the Data Centers they must be building somewhere – or maybe they are suing OPH (other people’s hardware) who knows.
The idea of a free, away 50GB drive is a nice one, except it’s adding to my already complex File System, which is possibly the only part of my personal IT that I have no full control over: the automatic uploads and replicas are creating loops of pictures bouncing back and forth – if I dare say, mainly with my iPad.
This is because Apple (and Google, to a lesser extent) are spellbound at the idea of fixing something that’s not broken – in their ideal world apps and their data are leibniz-ian monads, but that’s not the way it works, dumbkopfs! I want to know where are my data, where I backed them up to – your automatic crap never works the way it’s supposed to, and anyway I do not trust ANY of you, especially companies that are trying so hard to piss me off despite the money I keep throwing at them.
In that sense the Vodafone Cloud is so dumb that it’s inoffensive – nothing is automatic, nothing will happen in the background except a yet to be understood “phone back up” feature: if you save something to the Cloud (in itself an awkward operation given you have no File System access) that’s where you will find it.
I like the 50GB, but I know I won’t use this much – shame!