Jeff Hunsberger on migrating away from Google’s services:
This wasn’t going to be an all-or-nothing thing. I wasn’t about to post some incendiary “I am so done with Google!” rant and stop using everything associated with them all at once. This was going to be a reasoned, sensible approach to minimizing my exposure to being disappointed by their current (and no doubt future) product decisions.
Smart post. For those of us that live and work so deeply connected to these online services, it’s worth taking the time to consider what the impacts of our entrenchment have not just on our current “productivity” but the long-term stability and security of our digital lives.