“How do I love thee, cloud storage? Let me count the ways.” You see, Dropbox’s CEO Drew Houston is an inspiring guy and a joy to talk to as a tech journalist because he’s not afraid to describe the grand vision for his company in bold quotes. So this morning after writing up my interview with him about the significance of Dropbox hitting 100 million registered users, I wrote this little poem.
Sure there are competitors and monetization questions, but for a minute I wanted to think about how cloud storage in general, and Dropbox specifically, make our lives better. Here goes:
So many devices, all in their shells
Meanwhile memories trapped in ourselves
Need something here that’s trapped over there
It’s enough to make anyone pull out their hair
A layer’s what we need, to stitch them together
So data can flock like birds of a feather
Free up our minds by quelling the fear
That all of our moments could just disappear
Next on the roadmap, Connect All The Things!
So from TVs to tablets our files can swing
There’s one hundred million that already heart it
But Drew says that Dropbox is just getting started.
-by Josh Constine, TechCrunch