I ran into this situation again last week : I needed a file with technical information that I knew was only on my home computer’s drive. This while I was out in San Francisco. This is not a technology problem. I could leave my computer on and figure out how access it remotely (but I like to turn it off when I leave the house). Or I could drop all my files into Google Docs, or Dropbox, or an application called Evernote. These are all ‘cloud’ solutions, providing on-line access to documents from anywhere and at anytime.
I still weigh the risks of using the cloud vs. using an old-fashioned flash drive. On the cloud your data can get hacked into. The flash drive can get lost, or get stolen. For now, I still go with flash – but I know I have to move with the times soon, and go to the cloud.