Box.net and G-Drive

Yawn — This piece on the G-Drive and Box.net left me skeptical, to say the least. We can now have disk space on the network. woaaw

Or not. This has been around ever since computers have been hooked onto networks.

It’s not as if it were hard to do, either: There are so many ways of achieving this that you merely need to choose one.

Nor is it a new product: Sun has long been providing a similar service for $1/GB/month. It’s part of their Grid computing offer. Not to mention web hosts, back-up solution providers, etc. It’s a commodity.

And funding this with ads is nothing new either. That’s what free web hosts and Geocities did a long time ago.

Name it G-Drive, however, and it becomes news…