Back up! Back up! PRINT!
Back in the early days of computers, when 3.5 inch floppy discs were all the rage, I thought I was the coolest thing typing my master's thesis on an Apple 2 GS (YIKES! Am I that old? Don't answer that!). I was a couple of days from being finished and printing and it was gone. Disappeared. Missing in action. OMG!!!
That is when I learned my lesson - Back up! Back up! Print!
That can't happen today! We have smart phones, the "Cloud", thumb drives, hard drives, computers, tablets? Well, it can. A couple of years ago my dear friend lost a phone's worth of photos of her sweet mother who had recently passed away. No tech guru could recover them. How sad and so preventable.
Get an external hard drive (two is better) use an on-line service, and PRINT! Especially PRINT those special photos. We still have photos from 50-100 and more year ago but hard drives, fail, CDs and DVDs fail, technology changes (VHS anyone?). All you need to enjoy those precisou moments is light and eyes. Prints are good.
This New York Times article is excellent. Backing Up Your Photos - NYTimes Read and heed!
And happy shooting!
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