UPDATE: Found this excellent HOW-TO article on how to back up everything Google. Good stuff. I can go to sleep now. :) http://www.howtogeek.com/68863/how-to-downloadbackup-your-gmail-google-calendar-and-docs-data/
I just received the message below while trying to access my Gmail account. If you're like me, and you've come to depend on Google services almost entireley, without reservation...this should scare the #&@! out of you. To my knowledge, none of the conditions listed apply. Wow. I have to think about the cloud concept some more. I was totally on board with the idea, but I'm going to rethink the entire process. 100% reliance on ANYONE's cloud has some SCARY implications.