Have you ever lost an important article or essay in a computer crash or similar?
These days I write in Google docs so that none of my words are lost. However I have a horrendous memory from the time when computers were new. To back up your work you had to email it to yourself or transfer it to a disc. The cloud had not yet been invented.
I was writing an M.A dissertation. Something went wrong with the imac I was using and my software engineer husband tried to fix it. I went shopping and he met me in town. He waited till we were in the bookshop.
"I am really sorry, he said. Somehow, I managed to delete everything and I could not get it back."
I did not kill him.
I did learn never to fail to back my work up.
Have you ever lost important work because you failed to make a back up?