Got a question from someone in the computer repair business asking how we get across the importance of backing up to our customers/readers/etc.. I honestly have no idea. Sometimes I think it takes the experience of catastrophic data loss before people suddenly realize that perhaps that backing up thing might be worth the effort. Thoughts?
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- Um... Because computers are "too reliable" nowadays, and most people haven't experienced a catastrophic failure? (That, and people like my wife are "too good" at recovering most of the "important" data from the drive? It's amazing how many times a college student's laptop will die the night before the unbacked-up term-paper is due.)Feb 3, 2012