A move to secure data by scattering the pieces

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 12:39 PM EST

Chris Gladwin, a software designer and businessman in Chicago, had time on his hands after selling his company, the online music store Music Now, in 2004. So he decided to digitize all of the music, photos and paper detritus that he had been meaning to organize for years.

After he was finished, he discovered that he had 27 gigabytes of data — equivalent to a library of 22,000 books — that he was eager to protect. “I wondered, ‘what are my options?’ ” he said, “and I realized that none of them were that good.”

At The New York Times.

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