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The Google Notebook

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Stazy, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Tokyo Slim

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    Storing my entire digital life in Google's cloud? That sounds like a pretty horrific idea to me... Thanks, but no thanks.
     
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    Storing my entire digital life in Google's cloud?
    It's probably already there. I don't mean to alarm anyone, but Google (and others) already have potential access to every scrap of information that can be gleaned via computer. Google "saves data as long as they think it's relevant" and they mine data everywhere. They already know everything about you. And it's not necessarily "Google's cloud" any more than it's "Google's internet" or "Microsoft's internet" or "Apple's internet". It's just "The Cloud".
     
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    I fundamentally disagree that this is happening at all.
    No "one device" is going to replace the PC. Everything is going to be a PC.


    Except if it's an Apple, of course!
     
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    Except if it's an Apple, of course!
    Apples are PC's. But you knew that already.
     
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    What do you do for a living Slim?
     
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    It's probably already there.

    I don't mean to alarm anyone, but Google (and others) already have potential access to every scrap of information that can be gleaned via computer. Google "saves data as long as they think it's relevant" and they mine data everywhere. They already know everything about you.


    That's why I don't use GMail and most of their other services...
     
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    What do you do for a living Slim?

    Currently I do inventory control and data entry for a group of tile warehouses. And I'm sure that has something to do with...?
     
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    That's why I don't use GMail and most of their other services...

    You are using one or more of their services right now.
     
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    Currently I do inventory control and data entry for a group of tile warehouses. And I'm sure that has something to do with...?

    ... using computers. [​IMG]
     
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    Been doing that for 20 years.
     
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    Here in the U.S. we generally don't have major internet or phone outages. That sounds like it sucks though.

    Lots of companies take their security seriously. That means you can't bring in an outside laptop and connect to the network. And if you happen to be in an area with spotty cell service or in an interior conference room, you have no internet.

    I think the Google notebook is potentially a great thing for consumers and will continue the trend toward, "internet appliances", but it really does seem like Google is fighting the last war (the war against MS) and not the future war that Apple is killing people in.

    At the end of the day though, it is still a client/server business model and has all the drawbacks that the model has always had.
     
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    Lots of companies take their security seriously. That means you can't bring in an outside laptop and connect to the network. And if you happen to be in an area with spotty cell service or in an interior conference room, you have no internet.
    Man, it sounds like having a laptop or a cell phone is a horrible experience. How does anyone ever manage?!?! ;p
    it really does seem like Google is fighting the last war (the war against MS) and not the future war that Apple is killing people in.
    [​IMG] ^ MBP T-1000 Unibody liquid brushed aluminum. Can form knives, stabbing weapons.
     
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    16GB Sandisk SSD in this thing for anyone who was interested.
     
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    Currently I do inventory control and data entry for a group of tile warehouses. And I'm sure that has something to do with...?
    I need to hire someone to fill a similar position for the company I work for. Wanna move to Canada?
     
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    I need to hire someone to fill a similar position for the company I work for. Wanna move to Canada?

    Not especially. But Canada doesn't really want me either. [​IMG]
     
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    Not especially. But Canada doesn't really want me either. [​IMG]

    Is this related to a criminal record? Are you even allowed to cross the border?
     
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    Is this related to a criminal record? Are you even allowed to cross the border?

    Yes. Not technically.
     
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    I signed up with my parents address (gf used our apartment). According to the Chrome Notebook tracker here I see that there's one set to arrive today!
     

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