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Lost computer savings

SaveAs.gif“On rare occasions, people lose the computing work they are carrying out because they forget to save it. Is this a matter only of unfortunate chance?” This vexing, maddening question has vexed and maddened millions of people. The question now has an answer, thanks to the work of two psychology professors.

Gregory V Jones, of the University of Warwick, and Maryanne Martin, of the University of Oxford, teamed up to conduct an experiment….

So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.

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