So much fun watching kids and adults alike coming out carrying their weight in paper books (hardcover). Price, a family pizza dinner.
Server that is. In the list of suggestions on the boycott site, I found "owncloud" a free cloud drive that you can host yourself. I got that, installed it, got the Win 7 and Android sync software. All hunky dory: no storage limits (except for my physical drive), no subscriptions, no peeking, no Rice.
Please comment on the original. #dropdropbox
Finally, we’re proud to welcome Dr. Condoleezza Rice to our Board of Directors. When looking to grow our board, we sought out a leader who could help us expand our global footprint. Dr. Rice has had an illustrious career as Provost of Stanford University, board member of companies like Hewlett Packard and Charles Schwab, and former United States Secretary of State. We’re honored to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Dr. Rice to our team.
Is was confusingly mistaken that Dropbox were the good Guys, the Underdogs of Cloud Storage, those who would not be evil.
Boy was I wrong.
Not only have recent Acquisitions shown that Dropbox wants to be as intrusive as Google, but that it's Owners are equally dumb & greedy when it comes to getting their Way and Influencing Politics.
Madame Rice's "Expertise" is Connections. She has nothing to do with the digital Industry or even Business. It's all about Politics and Connections.
All I want is a Data Storage Service that is run by a "responsible" Company. But by hiring irresponsible Power Player I have my Doubts that Dropbox even know what Responsibility means ...
Thankfully many People reacted with Horror on the official Blog Post linked above ...
There is even a Drop Dropbox Site with more dirty Details:
(Hint: because we already know...)
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