My day is made!
Although it's great that Infinit responds to it in this way, it's also a bit sad am I right? As far as I understand this is something Infinit has been working on for the past years (mainly for more techsavvy people), while Dropbox now announces (steals?) it as a feature with almost the exact same name?
At the end of the day, it's what you'd expect a syncing folder to do...
This is some next-level trolling.
It looks like the people on the comments there don't get that it's a joke. I mean... it is a joke, right?
I'm still confused too... Is it real thing or joke?
The article ends with:
Sorry Dropbox, we couldn't resist.
Yes, it is a joke.
hmm… but are they implying that they're annoyed with Dropbox for using this name? Infinite is a pretty distinct adjective that happens to perfectly describe what Dropbox is attempting to build: access to seemingly infinite amount of files on a finite drive size.
Also, it seemed more like Dropbox was transparently sharing their internal project name, and never explicitly indicated that this was going to be the name of a sub-branded marketing feature.
Dropbox have announced a project that clones what infinit does and named it infinite
The thing is, saying "clones" implies that Dropbox copied them, which we can't say unless we knew when exactly Dropbox starting working on that feature. They could have been working on this for years and only just now showed the prototype in it's current state.
My comment was centered on discussing the naming rather than the implied action of copying since again, unless we knew the details from both companies we can't say that it was.