Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Computer Usage
Do not neglect making backups when you use your laptop – it is as important as putting on a safety belt when you get into a car, or washing your hands before you eat, or locking the door before you go to bed. In many cases you may get away when you ignore these things, but one day, when you least expect it, you will be caught.
Take the fable of the cage bird and the bat to heart.
A singing bird was confined in a cage and only sang at night when all the other birds were asleep.
One night a bat came along and clung to the bars of the cage and asked the bird why she was silent by day and sang only at night.
“I have a very good reason for doing so,” the bird replied. “It was once when I was singing in the daytime that a bird catcher was attracted to my voice – he set his nets for me and caught me. Since then I have never sung except by night.”
“It is no use doing that now when you are a prisoner,” the bat said. “If only you had done so before you were caught, you might still have been free.”
The moral of the story: Why do you have to be caught before you will listen?
Many people have been entrapped by not making backups. Learn from them. Establish a realistic backup routine for yourself.