Yikes. I'm probably gonna bail out now that I know Spanning Sync will
act as a middle man. Why? I don't want to deal with a subscription fee.
I don't want to worry about SS's servers being available each time I
sync my calendars. I get the impression that Spanning Sync is used to
dealing with "companies" rather than individual Mac users. (The types
of users who flock to programs like TextMate, AppZapper, Disco,
Transmit, and NetNewsWire.) I don't want a program that "leaves open
the possibility providing sync services between
online services." I want a small utility that does one thing and does
it well. If you want me to use another one of your services, that's
fine. Sell me another product when the next one is ready.
I appreciate Spanning Sync's desire to catch bugs and implement fixes
> I find the worry about a 'middle man server' pretty ironic, especially sinceI see the irony (there's plenty), but there is a slight difference.
> we're discussing this through Gmail/Google's Group servers, and we're
> talking about a Google Calendar service. The company who's pioneered data
> retention for advertising and marketing purposes.
First off, using Spanning Sync's servers adds a third party to the
conversation where previously it was just between the user and Google
(not counting the network providers of course). Also, I have no choice
but to trust Google. They're getting bigger and scarier every day, but
so far they haven't given me a reason not to trust them. I don't trust
Spanning Sync yet. (I know I'm holding them to a double standard by not
giving them the chance to earn my trust, but that's just the way it is
for smaller companies I haven't dealt with before.)
Justifying the middle man approach by arguing "it leaves open the
Sorry, but playing the middle man will be a deal breaker for me.
On Nov 2, 10:30 am, "David Chartier" <dcha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/2/06, TimBo <tim...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Personally, if it goes through another server, I'll be looking for
> Spanning Sync isn't going to peek into our personal and business lives, and
> This is a legitimate company, and if anything their access to your data
> Do you want to pay for a $5 dollar body guard, or a $100 body guard?
> Not to say that I think Spanning Sync should cost $100, mind you. :)
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