Let me tell you my story of woe.
Deep, sad computer woe.
You see, computers do not last forever. They break, they are defective and sometimes, you even get a brand new, very bad part.
And if you are like me, you have many valuable things on that working mechanism that can connect you to the information super-highway.
Valuable things like pictures of your daughter's birth. Videos of your son saying adorable things like "Nanni" for the cat and every animal noise imaginable. Video collages that you created that celebrate the life well lived of your beloved Grandmother. Things more valuable than money, than the status symbol of a glowing apple icon or the allure of a new computer.
Things that can not be replaced.
So, back that stuff up. Back it up, back it up, back it up.
Go to Best Buy, invest in a good hard drive (between $50-100 and with a full terabyte worth of memory), plug that little wonder machine into your computer and back that stuff up.
You do not want to spend 2 weeks regretting not just doing it when you thought about it a few months ago. You do not want to shed tears over lost images. You don't want to think about not getting those back.
You just want to back that stuff up!
While my story of woe turned around, thanks to some hard, long work of my IT specialist at my office, their praise can be somewhat diminished. They installed a bad hard drive (not their fault) but deleted all my stored files after only 3 weeks (NOT a wise idea) so after lots of trials and tears(mine, not theirs) and work, they were able to restore my computer and images.
Do you know what I did when I got my computer back?
I backed that stuff up.
So, take this public service announcement and BACK UP your stuff!
You can thank me later.
Because this picture was brought to you from a found file that is now backed up.