Yeah, Google Reader is on many geek minds today, but it's not the only cloud death to disrupt my routine. Today, working in Aperture, I tried searching on a AppleScript workaround for Aperture's single-window mangled Project problems. I found a couple of good references -- to Apple .Mac pages that died with MobileMe. The page owners never recreated their lost resources.
Later I wanted to upload some photos from our special hockey team. I remembered then that Google discontinued Mac/Picasa integration and the iPhoto Plug-in.
Within a year I expect Google is going to discontinue Blogger, which currently hosts this blog.
I'm on strike. You want my business? Give me standards. Give me products I pay for that have low exit costs and that have competitors.
Oh, yeah, Google - go away.
- Nimbophobia: 4 more reasons to fear the cloud 6/2011 (Actually I've pretty much been on strike since then, but now I'm doubly on strike).
- Dapocalypse now: Google's day of infamy 10/2011 - end of Reader Shares.
- What Evernote reminded me about my Cloud services - and my 2013 security policies 3/2013
- Gordon's Notes: Gordon's Laws for software and service use 4/2010: "Can you get your data out in a useable way? If not, run, run, run."