Object Lesson About Online Services

EMC offers an object lesson to people who would become dependent upon online services:

EMC Corp. this week confirmed that it has notified customers that a massive price increase is about to kick in for users of its hosted MozyPro backup and recovery service.

Call me a little less than Web 2.0 enthusiastic, but I’m not a fan of paying every month for software (Software as a Service, or SaaS) or relegating functions I can do locally to services that can go dark with no warning or raise fees at a whim.

Of course, I’m not a fan, either, of taking prescription drugs for indefinite periods, either.