Sunday, April 13, 2008

No I won't back-up...


Common wisdom tells us to make sure we keep our digital data in double or triplicate form lest one system fail. But the real truth is - let it happen. You might think that there is nothing more devastating than watching that last drop of post-shower water fall in slow motion from the tip of your nose down into the tiny cracks of your laptop keyboard and hearing that distinct sizzle of your motherboard frying. What, you forgot to back-up your data? Good for you! There are few things as liberating in life as losing years' worth of work in an instant. It used to take fires and earthquakes and other awful acts of gods to upend us so. Today we can experience that invaluable release, that severing of our identity from our precious backlog, for the low low price of a leaky coffee cup.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a sad, sad sentiment.... you should take more pride in your work. Material goods are one thing - but writings and any other virtual measures of existence are irreplaceable. Having a record of where your mind has been can only serve you to bring that mind further in its progress.

4:11 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I like your thinking -- it is liberating to start again from scratch and good for the brain.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Here! Here! Open yourself to the natural order of things. I agree Pablo.

7:00 AM  

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