Technology Review – March/April 2012 issue: interview with Drew Houston – Dropbox founder – on cloud storage

technology review 4 2012The latest issue of Technology Review features an interview with Dropbox‘s founder Drew Houston about cloud storage and the future.

I love Technology Review and I’m definitely addicted to Dropbox so I’m writing this to spread the (good) news about both.

This is how Drew talks about his Dropbox’s founding tale:

The breaking point for me was a bus ride. I went down to Boston’s South Station to ride the Chinatown bus to New York. I was thrilled to open my laptop and have four hours where I could finally get some work done. But I had that sinking feeling that something was wrong, and I started feeling in my back pocket for my thumb drive, and of course I could just see it sitting on my desk at home. So I sulked for about 10 or 15 minutes and then opened up the [text] editor and wrote some code that I thought would solve the problem. And I met up with Arash through a mutual friend at MIT, and he decided to drop out with a semester left, and we went to California and got to work.

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If you don’t know Dropbox, go and get some 2 Gigabytes online cloud storage for free, as well as cross-platform client, iPad support and a lot more – and ditch those USB flash drives…

[Via Technology Review]

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