Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
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Conceptual location of data

Okay, while I'm in a posting frenzy ...

There was a discussion at yesterday's slouch concerning where I imagined my data to reside.

Poll #235064 Users of handheld devices

Where do the things you write reside?

On the handheld -- the computer is the backup.
0(0.0%)
On the computer -- the handheld is a local cache.
9(69.2%)
I don't use my handheld for that.
4(30.8%)

Where do your emails reside?

On the handheld -- the computer is the backup.
0(0.0%)
On the computer -- the handheld is a local cache.
9(69.2%)
I don't use my handheld for that.
4(30.8%)

Where do your MP3s reside?

On the handheld -- the computer is the backup.
1(7.7%)
On the computer -- the handheld is a local cache.
5(38.5%)
I don't use my handheld for that.
7(53.8%)

Where do your appointments reside?

On the handheld -- the computer is the backup.
6(50.0%)
On the computer -- the handheld is a local cache.
5(41.7%)
I don't use my handheld for that.
1(8.3%)

Where does your address-book reside?

On the handheld -- the computer is the backup.
7(53.8%)
On the computer -- the handheld is a local cache.
5(38.5%)
I don't use my handheld for that.
1(7.7%)


Okay, that poll won't make much sense to people who don't use PDAs, MP3 players and the like.
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