Priceless Data: Apple Sued Over Baby Photoshttp://bit.ly/LBWoLl
I’ve said it before, but it would be remiss not to mention it again: Back up your data.
I think this topic is one of the most important fundamentals–not just for professional photographers and filmmakers like us–but for anyone with valuable digital content that’s worth backing up.
I was reminded of this again when I saw a recent story on PetaPixel about a guy who is taking Apple to court over lost baby photos, saying the failure of a storage device caused him to lose priceless memories.
Perminder Tung used an Apple Time Capsule to back up his photos. The Canadian man claims that the device failed and that Apple subsequently told him that data was gone forever. Tung, a lawyer, says the data included the birth of his child and is now suing for $25,000 to compensate for the lost memories. Sad. But is this really Apple’s fault? Hell no. Drives fail. As photographers and filmmakers who depend on the retrieval of data not just for nostalgia – but for our living – we must accept this fact and take the necessary steps to avoid being int the position that the forlorn Mr. Tung is currently suing Apple about.
Back up your back ups or you might just feel like suing someone...http://bit.ly/LBWoLl