With every day that passes we in first-world countries become more and more used to technology. But often it’s not until the car dies or the electricity goes out or we accidentally run over the mobile phone, that we realise just how reliant we are on it. The same can be said about our dependence on computers. They can be wonderful when they are working, a real time and energy saver, yet when they play up! Have you backed-up your writing?
Every day we type more into our computers and save more on the hard drive. They contain vast amounts of information, in most cases more than we know about and more than we care to know about. But they also contain our precious manuscripts, ideas, jottings and research material. So many of us have made our computers the keeper of our work, yet what insurance have we taken that we will be able to retrieve the info later?
Consider for example, the last piece of writing you were working on.
How long did you spend creating it?
How many words did you type?
How much does it mean to you, not just emotional but possibly financially too?
And now the big question, how would you feel if during the night for some reason, (perhaps a virus, a power surge, even burglary or fire) that work disappeared, never to return?