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This makes everything easier and gives users even less incentive to learn basic computer management.
    
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iCloud isnt new... or revolutionary... big companies like AT&T have been building up cloud computing networks for a few years now... and dont forget about Google...

I think they are doing something good, getting caught up with other companies, but please lets not worship a company for getting up to speed...
     
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Cool!

Now give me unlimited bandwidth.
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Well. Hopefully servers will be well kept and constantly watched. If they hope they gain some foot in the door of the future, apple needs to make sure privacy in their icloud service is number one priority
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If you want genuine private cloud computing then get your own server with your own security that no one can hack That is the real future (for me anyway)

EDIT: Or you could just e-mail yourself with the things you want to use in multiple places without carrying physical storage things. That is what I do now and have been doing for the past few years.
    
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If you want genuine private cloud computing then get your own server with your own security that no one can hack That is the real future (for me anyway)
The cool thing about is. Is that you can grab the stuff from their server even if you're on just 3G or whatever on your carrier. Even if you built your own server (which I have btw), how would you go about pushing stuff thru your carriers network?
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uploads lol I managed to upload things to youtube using 3G you will have to make your own uploading program though. That will be the only hard bit
    
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If it wont be 100% private, it wont be used by majority of users.
IT'S MAGICAL AND REVOLUTIONARY!

*Millions of users sign up*

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Cool!

Now give me unlimited bandwidth and stupidly fast upload rates.
Fixed.
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Pick a secure cloud and you'll have less won't have privacy issues.
Fixed...

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The cool thing about is. Is that you can grab the stuff from their server even if you're on just 3G or whatever on your carrier. Even if you built your own server (which I have btw), how would you go about pushing stuff thru your carriers network?
I can grab stuff from my server anywhere in the world with just about any device.

Clouds are not new. Not even new this century. IBM, DEC, Data General, SGI and SUN have all done the cloud thing decades ago. It didn't end well. Part of the issue was the infrastructure, which is not much of an issue any more and that is why we see the "cloud" concept coming back again. The installed technology finally caught up with the concept. Another issue was privacy. Most of the companies involved in earlier cloud setups had data stolen and even lost some data due to mismanagement (the tools were not developed enough to deal with the cloud concept). Again, most of those issues have been addressed. I work with a few companies that are using cloud services. They are using it to save money on internal support and infrastructure. Most are in a short term pilot to see if it does work well and saves money. I am not convinced, but I am the type of person that likes to retain control of my data.
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Doesn't the internet count as cloud computing? I just thought of that.
    
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