Hmmm, nice bat.
Life sucks, bad shit happens, and the best you can do is try to survive. If you don't learn your lessons, shit keeps on raining down. I think our society will be none the better for nannying.
Don't get me wrong. I hope this help some people think more about backups. However I'm sure we all know someone who totals car after car with out changing their habits.
You're probably going to revoke my nerd license for admitting this, but I hadn't read any of Cory Doctorow's books before. I don't remember what it was, but I'd read a short something or other he'd written at Wired or somewhere that rubbed me the wrong way, and I simply refused to read any more. That was years ago; I don't even remember what I read or where I read it.