We read, all too often, of various government (and related) organizations losing huge files with plenty of VERY personal information in them.
Would it not be nice if the people involved did not have to carry these files around with them?
"Thanks for the memory
Sep 10th 2008
A mathematical trick may allow people to scatter their computer files across the world's hard disks ...
Though some people may feel squeamish about scattering their data over hundreds of other computers (even though it will be encrypted), or storing unknown file fragments on their own, Mr Grolimund is adamant that Caleido has learnt from other “peer-to-peer” file-sharing systems, and that Wuala is built to handle concerns about the illegal distribution of copyrighted or “inappropriate” content. If he is right, Wuala may prove that, for online data storage, it is as good to give as it is to receive."