i recently got a new computer, a wondrously small, fast, super nice new one. it replaced a 5 year old computer that served me well.
moving from a backup of the old computer to my new computer was made really easy by the newest buzz word: “the cloud”. most of my data now is stored somewhere else – my email resides on gmail, photos backed up to flickr, i’m totally in love with dropbox, recently became slightly obsessed with mobileme, more and more music coming through spotify. all these things holding onto (my) data out there somewhere – in some random collection of servers in some server farms in some random country around the world. redownloading games from steam, redownloading purchased apps from the mac app store and so on. there you go.