After our break-in and the loss of our digital photos on our laptop, I thought of moving everything to the cloud. We had backed up most of everything onto a portable hard drive but unfortunately that was taken too. The SD cards that had some pictures were on a camera but the camera was also taken. But as James Fallows describes, the cloud isn’t all that safe either.
It strengthens my resolve to discard as many items as I possibly can. After all, the key to traveling light is to not need very much.