I feel physical pain at data loss. The idea that once something is not there and is forgotten that it’s ‘gone’ has always been difficult for me to accept. I loved the notion that “information is never created or destroyed” but I was also relieved when I could accept that in the classical realm, information is created and destroyed. It took some of the pressure off as I could never be fully satisfied at the notion of some information sitting solely at the edge of a blackhole as a reflection of the universe’ history with my data item on it. Just wasn’t strong enough.