I believe Google Docs
is what you heard of and would fit the bill nicely as an offsite storage and a place where you can edit as you go. Or simply upload any new version of documents. It will also archive all past versions.
Go to the following page to sign in--your gmail account is your Google account so the same password will work: https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogi..._lfty&nui=1
BTW, I've been taking advantage of another Google service for storing and sharing photos online, Picasa Web Albums
. Again, as with other of Googles services/Web 2 apps, just use your gmail/google account password to sign in. http://picasaweb.google.com
Since Flash drives are so cheap now, something else you might consider is using them for even more redundant backups and portability. I recently got a 1 GB drive for around $10 USD. I know that's a lot of space, but you could keep this on your person when you are away from your PC and if you are at all mobile you could let people read your doc from the flash drive on their computer when you visit them. At that price, when you get finished, they would make nice gifts. Instead of printing out the memoirs and giving it like a book, just put it on the flash drive and give it.
The drive I bought, Lexar Lightening, comes with some portable applications and the ability to download more via a manager known as Power2Go. Unfortunately it doesn't work well on my system. However, it is not needed to run portable apps--there are many out there. I just mention Power2Go because it includes the portable version of Evernote
, which I've been using as a replacement for word processing programs like Word and Open Office that I like a lot. I'm running the free, non-portable version.
They at Evernote
are about to make some major changes--the beta version is more of a Web 2 application, where you can share online. Their website is just a bit confusing as they often describe how the beta works instead of the current version 2.2. One thing I like about it is that it makes screen captures and inserting images extremely easy. So you may want to check it out.http://www.evernote.com/