November 22, 2002
When it sounds too good to be true it probably is

In this installment - Free web services with no incentive to pay any money to use them - will be very unlikely to stay alive. The very nice Backflip online favourites service has been down now for 9 full days due to a database crash. (Memo to users: If you care about your data make sure they are stored in a safe place, i.e. in more than one place) The reason for the lengthy downtime seems to be mainly financial. There's simply not enough money to guarantee against downtime for this service.

Update 20021125 : Backflip did come back up. Keep fighting!

Posted by Claus at November 22, 2002 12:04 PM
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