Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The International Day Of The Backup

Technique and computers in particular have become a part of our daily life, but since they are quite new phenomena they are not yet many customs, rules or rituals governing their use - which is a shame, customs and rituals are great ways for society to spread useful knowledge and encourage beneficial behavior. Hence, let me propose one IT related ritual: the "International Day Of The Backup". The day where you burn all valuable pictures, your $500 iTunes collection and important data on DVD and store the DVDs at your friends houses (or bank vaults). (yes, I am serious. Sure, its not as important as "Womans Day", but it would really be a great way to remind the usual home user to do backups)