I bought a MacBook couple of years ago. In June 2006 to be exact. It crashed in Dec 2006. They said it was a common problem with MacBooks, and they replaced the hard drive. I lost everything. After that, every month I backed up all my information. For 6 months. Then I got complacent thinking it can't happen again.
One year later, in Dec 2007, it crashed again. This time I lost everything again and they replaced the hard drive ... again.
Now its June 2008, and it crashed again TODAY. I hadn't backed it up. Yup, thought how could it happen THREE times? I lost all my recipes, bookmarks, files, photos, folders, miscellaneous information. Everything.
I'm so bummed. I'm a huge Apple fan and just can't possibly think of buying a non-Apple laptop (gasp!). Sigh. This is a warning to those who don't back up. Please do. Please!
All my recipes that I've been religiously trying out and perfecting are gone. Gone.
I'm off to wallow in self-pity and (secretly) bash Apple around a bit in my head.