and Valley startup Fabrik are up to something together,
which they're calling Project Fusion. It sounds very cloak and dagger and whatnot, but it's actually pretty transparent
and literal: they're building a personal server (i.e. a big external hard drive) that connects up to the Internet with
Fabrik's service and allows you to access your data with a web-accessible frontend. There's even a new buzzword to
describe the package: "personal media portal." Ok then. According to Maxtor the device could go for as much
as $799 for a 500GB, which leaves a bit of a bad taste in our mouths (especially when there's, you know, about ten
thousand companies out there trying to get your files online for you), but Om likes Fabrik
, and you can't really argue with Om.