21st Century Library in the iCloud?


What is Apple’s iCloud?
“iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices – automatically. It’s the easiest way to manage your content. Because now you don’t have to.”

Brief intro of iCloud by Steve Jobs

And there you have it. THE data management system of the future – today. Another step closer to a real paperless society – as in NO BOOKS!

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2 responses to “21st Century Library in the iCloud?

  1. Steve: Good to know about the iCloud; but I think it’s not much more than Apple’s version of DropBox, which I’ve been using for several months now, and quite enjoy. See http://www.dropbox.com for more information. I use DropBox for seamlessly transferring all my files from work to home and back again. And there’s even a mobile version of DropBox that I use on my iPhone. So, I can view spreadsheets, data, and various documents that I’m working on, whether at home, at work, or in-between. I hardly ever use my thumbdrives any more for carrying files back and forth.

    • It appears the main difference is that Apple has combined all its resources into one coherent system, more than just a storage system.

      “iCloud automatically downloads any new music purchase to all your devices over Wi-Fi — or over 3G if you choose. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad at home, and find it waiting for you on your iPhone during your morning commute. All without having to sync.”

      “Now you can download music you’ve previously purchased to all your devices. When you buy music from iTunes, iCloud stores your purchase history. So you can see the music you’ve bought — no matter which device you bought it on. You can access your purchase history from the iTunes Store on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And since you already own that music, you can tap to download your songs or albums to any of your devices.”

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