A person in this household (who I shall not name, and is not shown in the photo) has just suffered a hard drive failure on a 3 year old Macbook Pro computer.
A visit to the Apple Genius Bar is booked for tomorrow, but it looks very much like the hard drive needs to be re-formatted or replaced - both of which mean the loss of all data on the hard drive.
Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that, in this particular household, the impact such a 'disaster' would be lessened by the knowledge that all important data on the computer has been safely backed up on a regular basis - as frequently recommended by the mother of the household.
Well, no - not exactly. In fact, not at all!
No backup, no storage of important files in Dropbox or any other 'cloud-based' storage. Unbelievable!
Are your kids the same? Do they just not GET that technology can fail, and take no precautions to ensure that their valuable work, photos and other files are protected? Do they just assume that their tech-life is bulletproof, just like the rest of their life?
It can be so easy to protect their important school and uni work. Why won't they do it?
I am still shaking my head is disbelief and frustration.
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