The Great Web Crash of 2007: Continuing Coverage
Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash
I'm a big fan of The Onion (America's Finest News Source) because it always provokes a chuckle. But could the Web actually crash, eliminating all data? How crazy are we to imagine that the data that actually define our lives is safe once it passes beyond our hard drives? Here's a tip for all of you: if you care about it, back it up on something more durable than a CD-ROM that will corrode in a few years. If you don't there may well come a day when a significant part of your life is no longer there for you.
Thanks to ValleyWag for posting this initially.