Imagine your beloved Macbook gets stolen, then you’re going to lose your digital life. All your memories, photos, data, and private information will be in somebody’s hand. It’s going to be hard to live through the next couple of days before slowly recovering the lost data by piecing through your data from various places.
This is what makes iCloud so important. A central repository that is like your hard-drive, except it’s not physically there. If you think about a computer that is no connected, what good does it really do? What kind of content do you seek that is mainly local? Sure, the word processing and some software files, but even those should be living on the web.
So, iCloud is the way to go. I can’t imagine what would happen if I lost my data all of a sudden.