What? You've never heard of World Backup Day? That's ok, it was proposed about a week ago by Redditors. But still, the idea's a good one!

It's a sad but true fact of life that hard drives tend to crash. It's also a sad but true fact of life that human beings are short-sighted. Put the two together, and you get a whole lot painful data loss every year. So take today, the day before potentially catastrophic April Fool's Day pranks, to make sure all of your valued digital data is stored somewhere safe that isn't your computer-- be it a USB stick, a portable hard drive or the cloud.

Thank us later.

[World Backup Day 2011]

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