Dave Winer dropped by my site today and left an interesting and thought provoking note (See "Storage Missing from the Blogosphere"). He think people would pay to have their weblogs reliably backed up and available for restore. This is quite an interesting technical problem. The xmlStorageSystem
, with some modifications for versioning and bidirectional streaming, to build an agent based system for backing up the statically rendered content of your weblog to a highly reliable and available physical repository with a portal interface for scheduling, restoring, archiving, vaulting, and destroying your backed up data. The agent portion of this system I find the most interesting. How valuable would people a system like this? What are the other potential uses of a system like this?