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Dropbox, AFP and the Olympics
By Dave Winer on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM.

One of my favorite phrases in tech, after "really simple" is "just works." Here's a story of some stuff that took about five minutes to hook together, and of course as you must have guessed, it "just works." permalink

If you recall, we have an experimental feed of photos from Agence France-Presse. They are available through the River2 aggregator, which in addition to being a news reader is also a podcatcher and a photo-catcher. It's all really simple, I just use RSS and enclosures as we do for podcasting, and it all "just works." permalink

Another thing that "just works" is Dropbox. It's such a great product. I keep thinking of new uses for it. I had a thought last night, wondering if there was a way to allow everyone to have access to one of my folders so I could flow pictures from the Olympics, for the next few days, out through the web. I poked around the site and found they planned for this. permalink

So here's a folder that's updated as pictures are available, with photos from the Olympics.  permalink  permalink

It's got a long url, so I shortened it (hint to Dropbox, it might be nice if these had shorter URLs). permalink

You may see some pics with question marks, that's because my machine is still synching up with Dropbox. Refresh the page, it should clear.  permalink

PS: I really hope Google doesn't buy Dropbox, but I fear they will. :-( permalink

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