From the newspaper the other day:
"Authorities said they have lost the computer that belonged to one-time JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr and allegedly held child pornography images he's charged with possessing.
The missing computer, however, is not expected to jeopardize the case against Karr because authorities copied the entire hard drive onto paper, including the five illicit images..."
Copied it onto paper? When I was young, we used to call that 'printing it out'.
And what the heck kind of a backup strategy is that? Couldn't they copy the hard drive onto, oh, I don't know, another hard drive? Flash RAM? Tape backup? CD-ROMs? DVD-ROMs? A network drive? An off-site data silo?
No wonder the US Justice system is so useless. Granted, this was some Sheriff's Department and not exactly the FBI, but really, now. Makes me happy I live in a country where we have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who only occasionally open people's mail.