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Make Data Backups a Regular Part of Your Routine

You never know when you're going to lose data that's impossible to replace. So set up a system that prevents an irreplaceable loss.

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This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

"Our cameras are gone!" I wanted to cry, and I wanted to kill somebody. I was in New York City for a week performing a round of interviews for my national teen career show, Streaming Futures, and as our crew was getting ready to depart for an interview with the CEO of JetBlue, everything fell apart: $20,000 worth of video equipment was missing from our production van.

It's a sad story, but it has an excellent parallel to this column's technology theme and a powerful moral. So let me tell you what happened.

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