Over at the Interchange Project, I write about how I wanted to watch a movie on Friday night that I had purchased and was storing in the cloud but couldn’t because my Internet went down for several hours:
My Internet is down. Now I know what it feels like to be Paul Miller. What an animal.
While I hope not to find out what it is like to go an entire year without the Internet, I am lamenting my lack of Internet right now. My wife and I were planning on streaming a movie to our Apple TV. Without Internet, our collection of movies and TVs shows that we purchased and are storing in the cloud are inaccessible. Worthless.
This is one of the issues with relying on the cloud for storage. I have good (by U.S. standards) DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet at up 50 mbps. Speed I have plenty of.
But what good is all that speed if it’s not reliable?
It looks like I shouldn’t be in too big of a rush to put all of my movies, TV shows and songs in the cloud.
It was a most disappointing night, since I have written about how my dream is to store my entire video collection in the cloud.
To those wondering why I don’t post much anymore, I do most of my writing over at the Interchange Project, my new project to study, analyze and report on the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. The project is also a weekly podcast. We touch on journalism topics often.
I also do a bit of writing for Poynter.org. You’ll find most of my writing on those two sites. I’ll be using this blog to talk about topics that are more journalism focused, but not straight news stories.
I promise to blog more.