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10.6: Sync contacts to Macs, PCs, iPhones, and BlackBerries
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on May 14, '10 08:19:56AM

The fundamental problem is one well known to developers: the very idea of “syncing” is royally bj0rked. It’s why syncing of source code was abandoned ages ago.

Instead, what you need is version control. Basically, it’s a log of all the modifications, and you can easily go back and forth in time to pick and choose what you want. Exactly like Time Machine, but with changes coming from multiple sources instead of a single source.

Until our “personal productivity” databases support version control in a manner as easy for the non-literate to use as Time Machine is, syncing will be an endless source of woe and misery.

What surprises me the most is that the developers working on MobileMe (and the like) seem to be so completely oblivious….

Cheers,

b&



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