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Author Topic: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service  (Read 1945 times)

IainB

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Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« on: March 23, 2013, 06:09:02 AM »

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Re: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 07:40:34 AM »
What made me smile was this comment:

"Those with a long memory may think that it looks a little familiar; that's because it is: Evernote offers a very similar service already (and has done since June 2008)"

Those with a longer memory will note that June 2008 was when Evernote moved to the cloud and dumped those who depended on their stand-alone product.

There is an old saying that if your data does not exist in three places, it does not exist at all.  Anyone who believes that a cloud service, be it Evernote, Google or any of the dozens of others, is the safest place to keep their data over the  long term has been smoking some really potent stuff.

The history of computing is nothing but a long list of programs that many people depended on until they had the plug pulled on them.  Smart users take this into account. The first thing I look for when I evaluate any program in which I expect to entrust data  is how it what the import and export capabilities are.

This whole "Can You Trust Google To Keep Your Information?" meme is looking more and more like a cleverly orchestrated PR campaign on behalf of Evernote.

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Re: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 07:21:50 PM »
Smart users take this into account. The first thing I look for when I evaluate any program in which I expect to entrust data  is how it what the import and export capabilities are.

  And probably one of the most overlooked options....

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Re: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 07:51:40 PM »
...This whole "Can You Trust Google To Keep Your Information?" meme is looking more and more like a cleverly orchestrated PR campaign on behalf of Evernote.
That's right - eggsaggerly! And it is a campaign orchestrated by...
...Google?

I think this could be an example of what is called "Shooting yourself in the foot".

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Re: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 02:16:25 AM »
The average life expectancy of a Google product on any of my machines is exactly zero days.

My decision - not theirs. ;)

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Re: Average life expectancy of a Google product/service
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 08:09:26 PM »
The average life expectancy of a Google product on any of my machines is exactly zero days.

My decision - not theirs. ;)

  Amazing!  Me too!   8)