Last week, you might have seen the story of a devastating fire in a residential neighborhood in New Orleans, and how Gideon Hodge, who “describes himself as a playwright, novelist, and actor” ran into his burning home “when he realized that his only copies of two completed novels were on a laptop inside.”
You know you need to back up your digital files. Maybe you’ve got your current research and your family photos backed up, but what about your teaching files? What about the last five years’ worth of email? What about those photos you just took last week — are they backed up yet?
You know you need to back up your files, but it’s kind of overwhelming. There are so many different ways to do it: you could get an external hard drive or several flash drives; you could back things up online; or you cou…