April 20, 2011
Et Tu, DropBox?
Friends, Netizens, Countrymen, lend me your eyes!
I come to blog on SpiderOak, not to praise it!
The evil that cloud syncs do live after them; the good is oft interred in their bones.
So let it be with SpiderOak.
The noble DropBox hath told you that SpiderOak was untrustworthy,
if it were so, it was a grievous fault. And grievously hath SpiderOak answered it,
Here, under leave of DropBox and the rest; for DropBox is an honourable service.
So are they all, all honourable services!
Come I to scribe in the SpiderOak Git repo, previously it was just my backup service, faithful and just to me. But DropBox says it is untrustworthy, and DropBox is an honourable service.
SpiderOak hath brought home many encrypted blocks to the machine room, whose parity’ed and securely de-dup’d cypther text did the disk platters fill. Did this in SpiderOak seem untrustworthy?
You all did see on the internets, the FBI thus wants your data.
Which to these demands we refuse; is this untrustworthy?
Yet DropBox says we are untrustworthy, and, sure, DropBox is an honourable service.
I speak not to disprove what DropBox spoke, but here I am to speak what I do know.
You all do love your secure, versioned, and synchronized backups, not without cause; what cause withholds you then, to retweet us?
O judgement! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My data is on the servers at SpiderOak, and there it shall be safely only for me.