About a year ago, three of my friends experienced a hard drive crash within 10 days of each other. Inspired by their defeat, I made sure I had a good backup. And a few days later, my hard drive crashed too.
I’m reminded of this, because my friend Chris Marlow just walked into the coffee shop where we both spend far too much time. He just left the genius bar with a new hard drive…and an ache in his stomach over the four hours of homework he’s going to have to do again. (Chris is pictured restoring his last time machine backup from about 7 months ago. Lucky for him, he is a high-powered non-profit start-up executive and they just have spare MacBooks laying around. (Not really…it’s his wife’s computer.))
So, as a public service announcement, I have to ask…how’s your backup? Because from my experience, hard drive failures happen in fours. Who’s next?