Oct 17, 2003

Odd mishaps cause computer grief

BBC: A man so angry with his laptop that he shot it has topped an annual league table of the oddest computer mishaps. Data recovery experts say although machine failure is blamed for the majority of lost files, humans are getting more careless too. But while ways to rescue files are increasingly sophisticated, people have to do more to protect and back up data. The list of the strangest ways data was lost was compiled by recovery experts Kroll Ontrack.