I used to meticulously catalog and double back up my digital photos and scanned negative. I still keep all of the negatives in a binder, but my digital organization has fallen by the wayside. Why? Flickr has become my way of storing originals and organizing my photos. Even sets I don't want anybody to see (personal, boring, the gajillion photos people sent of my wedding), I still upload and just set to private. The original is still there if I ever want a print. I should probably do a backup with FlickrTouchr every once in a while just in case Flickr goes weird on me, but I really don't worry about losing those files.
When it comes to sound effects and ambiance, I'm in a different boat. I have not been very good about staying organized and tagging my metadata. I usually just search by file name, since that gets me close to what I want anyway. I have several terrabites allocated just to backing up my sound files. I wish there was a better way to have all of this in a cloud and grab it whenever I needed it. With the ability to use Reaper on just about any machine, I've carried mixes across computer and on vacation, but I really don't want to lug around a few hard drives with me as well.
Could Sound Cloud be a viable option of storing SFX and being able to grab them from anywhere? Google Music ~DROOL~ was just announced as well. It's in beta, but it basically allows you to upload all of your music and access it anywhere streaming. I wonder if they will also support grabbing the originals. If that's the case, I would gladly drop a few terrabites of SFX and ambiance on to Google's servers and pay the money to store it.
I love the idea of cloud computing. There are a few in-browser sound editors, but none of them work too well. Maybe in the future we can leave work, hop on a tablet at home, and continue editing from the same session.
Thoughts? Ideas? Help enable my disorganization :)