Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Upload any document to Google Docs (Now ready)

It looks like Dropbox has it's hands full now that Google is in the file storage business starting today.  If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google Docs account.

You can upload files up to 100 MB each with a total free storage of 1 GB and the ability to purchase more at these rates:
  • 20 GB - $5/yr
  • 80 GB - $20/yr
  • 200 GB - $50/yr
  • 400 GB - $100/yr
 What's really nice about this new set up is that you don't have to convert your documents to Google Docs, you can keep them in their native format.  From Docs help:

You can simply store the uploaded file in Google Docs, or convert it to Google Docs format so you can later edit it online. To store the file without converting it, make sure you deselect the option to convert the file. If you'd like to convert your document, presentation or spreadsheet to Google Docs format, you don't need to take any extra steps.
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It's your voice... as a band.

If you don't know about the IBM 305 RAMAC, then you must watch this video.  If you do know about it - you already know that it was truly an amazing machine and it cost $160,000 in 1956.  Oh, it had 5 a megabyte disk.

Today I hold in my hand a 14 gigabyte iPhone that costs about $200.00.  To compare:
-The iPhone has 14,000 MB more storage than the IBM RAMAC
-The iPhone costs .1% (POINT ONE) percent of the IBM RAMAC cost (in 1956 dollars)

You wonder why people are nuts over the iPhone and Andriod?  Because you can do this with it in your hand (not that you would want to necessarily) - but that you could: