This is tagged as a ramble for a reason. I have a coherent point lurking in here somewhere, but it hasn’t surfaced yet.
Here in the middle of the twenty-teens, people and businesses seem to think that information is valuable. Address books, social networks, commercial transactions, financial records, web bookmarks and ebook bookmarks: the loss of some of these is more keenly felt than others, but they are all worth something beyond the tiny value of the disk space that they occupy. If that data is worth something, then it makes sense to spend some amount less than that to protect it.