Now this is a bit of a rant. I just read this story on the Heralds site, While I feel for the poor bloke its yet another case of what happens when you don't backup your data. I don;t know how people don;t think about it. As a kid growing up we had huge photos albums of my family and as well as all of the best photos being on show in albums and the rest stored in boxes.
The negatives were always kept just in case, so even before we had digital cameras there was still a backup. Are people not aware or are they slow learners and think it won't happen to me? There are similar stories in the news multiple times a year and yet people still don't learn.
I used to work with a lady who's job it was to take mugshots of the people I work with, she never backed any of the pictures up and just left them on the memory card. One day she was having issues with the camera so I looked at the memory card and she had 6 years worth of photos on it. I suggested she copy them to her computer and back them up to a network drive but she never did and 6 months later the memory card died a death.
The next time I see one of these stories I will just ignore it and be happy I have a backup of all of my data.