Back-up or else

Spent a lot of yesterday trying to recover our neighbours teenage boys ibook and then his ipod following a hard disk corruption. Quite a lot of data was lost in both places as a result of some damaged sectors on the ibooks hard disk. The disk problems needed a reformat and re-install of OS X to fix, but as you can guess – no backups in place.

But before we all throw up our hands and rightly point out the error in his is ways, we are talking about 2000 + songs in itunes, Gigabytes of data both to backup and restore, hours of work for an impatient teenager I think not !

Perhaps the missing part of the “digital hub” strategy is not an iphone or a iMac with a TV tuner but some better way to protect our digital lives…

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