The Year was 2006. Not only had we gotten a new computer that year, but at the end of that year we had gotten a new daughter. Our first, in fact. Having purchased our first digital camera a few years previous and being fairly early adopters, we printed very few of the pictures.
Fast forward two years. We are early into the life of our second child. Our daughter is almost two. The computer hard drive crashes and most of our pictures are irretrievable. Not just by me, but by professionals who would have charged me hundreds or thousands of dollars if they could have been retrieved.
The point of the story: Don’t be a fool. Back up digital content that’s important to you. It doesn’t matter whether its on a hard drive or in the cloud. Just do it.
April 1st is a great day to think about things like this.