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Jul 11 2007   2:59PM GMT

The Onion: Internet crashes; all data lost

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I have a hard time imagining that anyone who reads this blog isn’t already aware of The Onion, but just in case you missed it, no one in storage–particularly backup–should miss this video report on wide-scale DR from America’s Finest News Source ™.

Be sure to watch until about 1:40 for that rarest of birds: storage-related humor on a mainstream website. Even rarer: backup-specific storage-related humor.

If only The Onion could fill in the rest of what would surely follow this story: a huge swath of the US workforce left to office-chair races to pass the time; dramatic TV footage of Al Gore flying in to help troubleshoot his invention; and of course, every storage vendor in the world putting out press releases about how if the government had been backing up the InterWebs with [insert product name here], none of this would’ve happened.

Unfortunately, given the nature of the disaster, they’d probably have to start hanging their announcements up on telephone poles.

Meanwhile, however, as anyone reading this post on company time is no doubt keenly aware, there’s another very real workplace problem facing our nation right now, which leaves almost no one unaffected. For more, see this report.

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