Originally Posted by solipsism
I don't get why people are so adament about it having to be iDisk and not any other service that does the exact same thing
I'm not so much adamant that it must be iDisk as I am irritated with the pending loss of built-in functionality. I find the Documents in the Cloud feature to be analogous to the first implementation of Stacks in the Mac OS Leopard Dock: an over-simplified way of navigating files that failed to accommodate existing organization systems. It took two .x updates to make the Dock truly usable again. I hope Apple does something similar with DitC (only faster) because it seems ridiculous that they would push loyal users away from a useful service that is far from being a dud.
I've never used Dropbox or Google Docs (so I'm not arguing their merits against iDisk), but I'd rather not extend my digital footprint any farther than I have to. It'd be bad enough having to set up a new account with a 3rd party just to take full advantage of Apple's
ecosystem of products as advertised, but to have to put my data out there too is more than I'm currently willing to do. And I shouldn't have to.
iDisk may not be as feature rich as some of the alternatives out there, but it serves my needs well, is built in, and my data is already there
organized the way I want it, as it has been for years. As yet, I still haven't heard a clear explanation why Apple didn't simply replicate iDisk functionality with their new Documents in the Cloud feature.