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Dumped! by Google : The Last Word On Nothing

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The story of a man who accidentally violated the terms of Google Docs and subsequently was shut out of ALL of his Google accounts automatically:

"A few minutes into my Google-less existence, I realized how dependent I had become. I couldn’t finish my work or my taxes, because my notes and expenses were stored in Google Drive, and I didn’t know what else I should work on because my Google calendar had disappeared. I couldn’t publicly gripe about what I was going through, because my Blogger no longer existed. My Picasa albums were gone. I’d lost my contacts and calling plan through Google Voice; otherwise I would have called friends to cry."

i was thinking about this problem today...scary

"Distributed computing" means a computer you don't control is screwing you.

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