Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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by DigitalAxis on Thu 10th Dec 2009 04:53 UTC
DigitalAxis
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I work with a lot of people who are worried about the potential digital dark age- either from file formats no longer becoming readable, or data simply disappearing due to disk failures... Already it's hard to read data taken on punch cards or magnetic tape, but books from ancient history still exist.

So, Google might be the solution, as long as you trust Google with all your data (to have, and to not lose). Or you could spend the money and have offsite storage yourself.

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