And since I wasn't born at a time when Roosevelt (Teddy one) was alive, I have a hard time understanding how uploading 75 TB to a service advertised as "unlimited" is comparable to shitting on someone's desk.
It demonstrates a complete lack of respect and consideration for ones fellow man.
I think it's dangerous to just accept these redefinitions of words like "unlimited" and "free".
Yes, but it's hardly unprecedented. The ever popular "Life Time" warranty on car parts - for those that do their own repairs, is actually limited but the legal definition of the lifetime of your car...which is 7 years. So since most people never keep a vehicle that long, it's largely a nonissue ...(which I'm sure the manufacturer is gambling on).. But the still stands for the odd duck holdouts (like me) that keep a vehicle for a very long time.
When "unlimited" means "arbitrarily limited somewhere that we do not tell you...
There's always fine print somewhere, maybe they had it, maybe they don't...I'm not willing to waste hours reading EULA doublespeak to find out.
This is why I thought SpiderOaks stand on unlimited accounts was sane -- if they sell you 1 TB of space, they do not have to care about how many computers, or what type of files, you use it for. You paid for 1 TB, so you can use 1 TB.
That's an interesting alternate direction for the definition, but I like it. And it makes sense from a technical perspective as well.
CrashPlan's "unlimited" is limited by the fact that it is a backup service, so the size is limited by how much you can store on your computer.
This gets closer to what I believe is more in "the spirit" of the offer. How much storage can someone reasonably be assumed to have on their computer? 3TB? 5TB? Or for some of the more adventurous households, maybe even upwards of 10 or 20TB ... But 75+. Nobody in their right mind is just going to stuff that much data up the wire, chuckle, and walk away...especially if it really is that important enough to need backed up somewhere.. There is a limit to how much space one can rationally assume they can lay claim to, before they - in the interest of common decency - pick up the phone and ask someone if X is really going to be an acceptable target.
From an Administrative standpoint, throwing caution to the wind and just stuffing that much data up the wire assuming it will stick is ludicrous at best.