Best Ways To Destroy Computers

from the human-stupidity dept

Oh, the amusing lists companies can come up with. A company that specializes in data recovery has put out a list of the “weirdest computer mishaps” that required data recovery services. What’s most interesting is how many of the mistakes were caused by the people themselves doing something stupid, rather than a virus or a hard drive simply dying. Human error really does cause a lot of problems. Still, to me, the most amusing destruction of data on the list, was the laptop that stored the plans for the construction of a large building. Apparently, while onsite, a steel beam fell and crushed the laptop — and the plans. It seems somewhat amazing that anyone, these days, could create plans for a building without having any kind of backup at all.

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