Last week my laptop started making the most awful noise. A noise that even I could not argue indicated that I needed to turn my computer off and give it a break. The noise reappeared the instant I turned my computer back on, so off to the Genius Bar at Apple Computer, my laptop and I went. After a number of consults along with the fact that the computer ceased making the noise as soon as I wanted it to led the geniuses to agree to keep MY LAPTOP over night. Taking a laptop away from a blogger/writer is like taking a toy from a toddler. Although I did not scream, I may have shed a few tears. Did I mention, I have now been without my laptop for a week! Anyway, I digress.
The first question the Apple Genius asked me was: ‘do you back up?’ Duh – of course, I do….but, I didn’t always. We all hear the horror stories of colleagues and friends. Their computers just freeze up and poof everything is gone. They can’t get it back no matter what they do. We THINK that can’t happen to us. Often, I fondly recall the Sex and the City episode where Carrie Bradshaw’s trusty hard drive fries and no, she doesn’t back up either. Yet, I did not back up for years. Well, thankfully, a little over a year ago I started backing-up.