I totally understand what you are saying and agree it doesn't have to be
that way, but I think, by in large, it will be that way even for me.
Because I, like many others, have far too many irons in the fire and,
when I find myself at this computer at the end of the day, only wish to
read my email, respond to a few and then turn the damned thing off and
drag my weary carcass to bed.
So, I back the images up on a spare hard drive in a USB 2 enclosure or
on CDs or DVDs, cross my fingers and totter down to grab some sleep.
Like the carpenter's house, my personal digital archive is a scandal,
but I am trying to be better.
Richard L. Hess wrote:
> At 11:18 PM 1/21/2006, Frank Wylie wrote:
>> You got that right! I predict a virtual (pun intended) "dark age"
>> for the first decade of digital image loss. It will take the
>> catastrophic loss of hundreds of millions of digital images before
>> everyone gets serious about personal digital migration, and I will
>> probably be right in there with all those poor slobs. I am only a
>> hard drive failure away ...
> Frank and all...it doesn't have to be this way.
> But, anyone keeping their digipix on their one hard drive is playing
> Russian Roulette with several chambers loaded.
> I think digital is far less vulnerable, if managed properly, to
> catastrophic loss of personal images (like a house fire, etc.).
> See my rants/plans at http://www.richardhess.net/data_storage/ as
> shown in two overview files.
> Please note: www.richardhess.net is a place for me to place large
> files with heavy bandwidth requirements and also a backup location to
> move the Web site and email should the current hosting site become
> problematic. It is not my main site.