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[Discuss] CrashPlan Home is discontinued - what's next?

> From: Rich Braun <richb at>
> The tools to create such a thing are out there now, they just
> need to be packaged in the way Ubuntu solved the new-user installation
> problem that other Linux distros all had prior to 2007.

That's true, but it's like, what, saying that the difference between me
and Bill Gates is that Bill has more money.  As Frederick Brooks wrote
in "The Mythical Man-Month" (1975), it takes about three times as much
work to make a program product as it takes to make the program at the
center of it.  The core problem is not the act of making copies of files
in a safe place, but the infrastructure that takes care of all the
needed decisions with minimal guidance from the user.


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