I hope the answer isn’t yes to the following question, but I am interested in your thoughts: Is it crazy to want to always have removable memory options or at least a port to take things from one device to another (for a cell phone, tablet, etc.)?
Look, I get it, we live in a wireless world, more or less. There are so many cloud based storage options, what with dropbox, sky drive (which at least uses a full version of Microsoft office, google I’m looking at you, but that’s another rant for another time), google drive, evernote, the amazon cloud, the iCloud, to the even more odd and not necessarily storage options but still storage of a type like Mammoth, Learnist, and if you think about it, even Pinterest.
So I can understand that having removable memory from a device that connects to the interwebz isn’t 100% vital. I get it, I really do. It could just be that I’m too old to be “with it” anymore when it comes to digital storage. I still can remember all commercial consumer pre-USB iterations of digital storage.
Saving things on the cloud is fine, I do it frequently. In fact, I probably need to add “organizing my document storage across devices and cloud” to my tech to-do list, because I’m pretty sure I’ve got at least 3 copies of quite a few things between my poor laptop, google drive, various usb keys, and work computer. With all that in mind, I still want to be able to have some sort of physical portable storage option.
The world wide interwebz still don’t completely encompass the whole world and if they do, they’re not always 100% easily (or even possibly) accessible. Wifi is great and all, but it’s definitely not accessible in every nook and cranny of this ol’ globe. I like the ability to fiddle with my electronic documents even if I can’t connect to the internet. I like knowing that my hard copy documents are less likely to be found by some really bored hacker. I know, I know, if my computer’s been hacked everything’s insecure, blah blah blah, but there’s a safety and security that comes from having a physical “in my hand” storage option that saving stuff to the cloud just doesn’t have.
So am I crazy for feeling that way? Am I too “old school” for my own good? Does passing on devices that don’t offer some sort of external memory option make sense?
You tell me. It may seem like my mind’s made up, but I do enjoy having my ideas and opinions challenged (you know, like with proof or at least rational arguments) and I honestly am not sure if I’m the crazy one or if the companies who are trying to shove us all onto the cloud are.