Own Your Digital Home

Now, more and more of the computing power we use comes from a CPU across the Internet. We no longer own our digital homes. Instead, we live rent-free with our parents.

The Clouds My-Mom-Cleaned-My-Room Problem by Alexis Madrigal.

4 replies on “Own Your Digital Home”

  1. IntenseDebate’s Plugins are an innovative attempt to give users of a hosted service more say in what they keep in their room, while still having the advantage of Mom cleaning it.

    I don’t think it took off in quite the way they hoped, I’m not sure if many people outside the ID team actually designed and submitted plugins, but it is a brilliant solution to the problem of different users wanting different sets of features.

    It would be cool if some of that work eventually transitioned over to the ultimate Mom’s house, WordPress.com.

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