Here is another story about computer backups:
Paul Jorgensen had just come from a meeting at Goldman Sachs when he boarded US Airways Flight 1549. He sat down in seat 1A next to the window, pulled out his notebook computer to capture of few thoughts, then put it away and prepared for takeoff.
Seated one row behind Jorgensen was Bill Wiley, also traveling for business with a computer onboard the plane. In fact, he brought a couple of notebook computers with him. But he, like Jorgensen and all passengers, abandoned his personal belongings and focused on saving his life when the plane crash-landed into the Hudson River.
Both men had been backing up regularly. The difference is Jorgenson backed up online with Mozy, and Wiley backed up his two computers to thumb drives that he carried in his briefcase. Jorgensen retrieved his data back from Mozy, but Wiley lost 250 gigabytes of his employer's information.