Jeremy Zawodny has written a great post about the switch from a device-centered world to a data-centered world: Where will you store your data? It’s something that theorists have talked about for ages, but as Jeremy notes, it’s really happening now. For my part, I have a memory stick, my iPod, and my Treo on me almost all the time, any of which can store lots of my stuff. Currently I don’t use the Treo or the iPod for file storage, but I’ve been reconsidering that. I also have a work laptop and my home computer holding tons of stuff, not to mention my hosting service and ISP. Managing that stuff is increasingly problematic. Which version of a particular file is authoritative? Sometimes I think that soon we’ll all be running all of our data through some sort of CVS that will synch everything up no matter where it is.
Ben Cerveny, and Eric Costello: Transcendent Interactions. Ludicorp’s Presentation at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. Important stuff in here.