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It's the data, stupid

Computers aren't valuable as objects, they're valuable because of what they can do with data.

Period. Full stop.

A computer without data is utterly worthless: It doesn't even make a good boat anchor, and when your data moves to the cloud, it's the cloud that becomes valuable and not the device that's used to access it.

Unless, of course, that data can only be accessed by one device, like the Sidekick. Then you have two points of failure. You can't get to your data from your Sidekick, and you can't get to your data from any other device. Your data is not your own anymore, it belongs to the cloud.

Heaven help you if the cloud fails you.

“It's the data, stupid”