All online data lost after Internet crashes

Sometimes when people call us for technical support at Summersault, they tell us that in trying to troubleshoot a problem on their desktop computer, they have "deleted the Internet." It's always tempting to feign shock and horror, saying "that was YOU!?" and ask them to "get it back, oh dear God, get it back right now!" But then decency steps in and dictates that we walk them through steps to get their network connection working again.

So I'm glad that someone out there is having fun imagining what the headlines will be on the day when the whole Internet crashes and all online data is lost. I can just hear Tony Snow saying that "we deeply regret that a backup of the Internet does not exist at this time...we had always meant to get around to making one."

What would it mean for your life?

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Chris Hardie

Chris Hardie is an entrepreneur, blogger, technology consultant and community builder living in Richmond, Indiana.

One thought on “All online data lost after Internet crashes”

  1. I could go for a redo. I got enough paper for the banks and deeds stuff...

    A nice data tsumani (medical/criminal/phone/spam/visa history/internet blabber/toll road ec..) would be thoroughly confusing (and expensive) to the hierarchy, and refreshing for me...

    Alas, most of my stink is backed up somewhere...


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