Doing more with Dropbox
The proprietary Dropbox service has become a popular way to exchange large files. The Dropbox web API also supports scripts, like the one in this article that picks up files from behind a firewall.
Recently, an intern at Yahoo offered to lend me a digital audio book and suggested that she could “dropbox” it for me. Although I do try to keep in touch with today’s youth, I was surprised to hear that the service offered by dropbox.com has become some kind of ubiquitous standard, to the point that “to dropbox” is now a verb, just like “to google.”