Sunday, January 15, 2006

Save It Twice

The Friends of the Library will be selling 3.5" diskettes in their Bookstore at the Main Library for the users of the library's computers. During hours when the bookstore is not open, diskettes will be available at the reference desk. The cost is $1.00.

A long time ago one of the staff of the city's computer department told us this: "There are two kinds of users. Those who have lost data, and those who haven't lost data YET." Keep yourself in the second column by making sure you have two copies of every important file. The one on your harddrive AND the backup copy. Two backup copies, even. If your only PC is the one you use at the library, save it TWICE, to two different diskettes, or email yourself a copy as an attachment. Diskettes die, sometimes with the only copy of important newly revised documents on them. Bypass this trouble by saving early and often :-)

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