[Novalug] OT: data on personal device news article
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 11:15:51 EDT 2009
On Monday 12 October 2009 11:05:40 am Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:52:29AM -0400, Megan Larko wrote:
> > Hello List,
> > This article appeared on AOL "News" today shortly after 6 a.m.
> > What puzzled me about the short news item was that I thought, analogous
> > to an iPod I guess, that the data/info was stored on the device itself.
> > The article seems to indicate that all info is on a remote server
> > somewhere. I'm not sure why that would be necessary and I'm not
> > certain it is an idea with which I personally am comfortable---that my
> > info resides _only_ remotely.
> > URL:
> > http://247wallst.com/2009/10/12/microsoft-msft-failure-destroys-t-mobile-
> > Apparently I don't understand this. Is this remote data scenario only
> > T-Mobile or is iPhone and Blackberry and Android also using this model of
> > data storage?
> I don't have one, but it sounds like the remote storage was more of a
> backup that could be used to restore data on the phone. There are lots of
> messages of "don't pull your battery or reset your phone/address book"
> until the remote system is working again.
Which sounds to me like it's *ALL* remote, but the phone has cached it...and
if you turn off the phone, the cache is cleared, and the data is permanently
gone. It's like the phone only has /tmp and no /home
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