Interesting teaser from Mike Arrington re: Personal Data Mining

This mention of a possible revival of Google’s MyStuff idea caught my eye. I’ve been interested in the idea of a persistent personal data archive for a while now, and Google’s a natural for it. I was initially optimistic about EMC’s plans for Decho (their combined acquisitions of Mozy + PI Corp), but if so they’re keeping the project under pretty tight wraps.

The most encouraging thing about Arrington’s take (which is still just a rumor, not a confirmed product announcement) is that Google is now thinking of this as an aggregator for files stored across the Web (vs. requiring the user to store all files with Google). That’s a much more sellable value proposition to users as it has the potential to deliver significant value with minimal behavior change.

Keeping an eye on this one…