Last Thursday Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolitan area suffered an Internet blackout. The result was total chaos for banking, e-commerce, stock trading... affecting pretty much every aspect of business.
A few weeks ago, I went into one of my friend's blogs and was surprised to see a message saying it was deleted. A few days later I spoke to him and found out that his blog had simply vanished and even after contacting Google, since he uses Blogger, they didn't restore his content. He was obviously devastated.
Two incidents to remind us how dependent we all are of technology and communication.