March 15, 2012


It's a major disruption.
Once you begin using Dropbox, you become more and more indifferent to the hardware you are using, as well as the operating system on that device. Dropbox commoditizes your devices and their OS, by being your “state” system in the sky. Storing credentials and configurations of devices, and even applications are natural next steps for this company. And the further they take it, the less dependent any user becomes of the physical machine (HW and SW) that is accessing that data (and state). Imagine the number of companies, as well as the previous paradigms, this threatens.

But can it be swallowed by its platform host?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Internet is already my state I don't need drop box.

Also ironically even though the Internet is my state, it's protocols that enable this are actually stateless.