Access Beats Ownership In The Age Of Cloud Computing
A couple of recent ideas point to how the development of cloud computing has impacted the way we think about storage and ownership.
In the recent publication 20 Things I Learned About Browsers And The Web, Google touches on how digital storage capacity, ubiquitous access, and increased bandwidth have all blossomed over the last decade, resulting in the notion of cloud computing. We're now seeing a couple of ideas that demonstrate how this notion has affected the way we manipulate not only digital files but physical ones as well — and even our ideas of storage and ownership at large.
One example is the service StorageByMail, something of a cloud storage service for physical items. Springwise explains below: