Amazon’s new S3 online storage service is what I was talking about when I spoke of “online drives” a little while back, a place to store your data. There’s a clone of S3 called Park Place, so the “run your own servers” part is now handled. What’s missing is integration into applications. That’s something that someone should get onto with the greatest of speed; take your favourite web app that creates things and build some integration so it can save data onto your own personal S3 space (whether S3 itself or your own Park Place at an arbitrary URL). Then submit your patch to the upstream people so they incorporate it, or release a GreaseMonkey script to do it in the interim.