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Coincidentally, I saw a piece on Yahoo News just this morning entitled 10 Things Not to Buy in 2010 (AnnaMaria Andriotis via SmartMoney.com, 1-01-10) and guess what was #3 on their list?
External hard drives.
From the article,
My coworker Robb and I are skeptical about the internet's ability to safely store our precious stuff long-term, so we both did a loud
and went back to shopping for hard drives. Also, when a hosting service goes broke, or maybe decides they don't wanna host stuff anymore (like Weblogs.com in 2004), will people be left unable to access their online storage, or worse, will their stuff
d i s a p p e a r
into the ether?
External hard drive is the new black, I say. Break out the credit card.
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