Waiting for GDrive…

April 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

Marshall Kirkpatrick today reviews the launch of Syncplicity, and the relaunch of AllMyData. Mostly he’s bemoaning Google’s failure to make a foray into the space…

Like the tagline from the brilliant Christopher Guest film, there’s a good reason why some talent remains undiscovered. As much excitement and anticipation as there is around GDrive, I remain skeptical. To offer a consumer product in the way that Google does means integrated advertising, which is a scary prospect when talking about one’s personal files.

The TechCrunch crowd doesn’t appear to agree, as at last check the poll asking readers if they will use it came out at 385 yes, 72 no, and 62 who cares.  There are some interesting comments, with one reader asking for an update on the original online storage gang and another who (correctly) identifies that unlimited storage to many of these companies means whatever is maintained on the host being backed up.

Its clear that there is massive pent-up demand for storage services, but I think its the right product people are waiting for, not a lightining bolt from Mountain View.

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