It's not our fault. We've all been caught in a world of unreliable drives, inconsistent services, and fragmented technology. There is only so much effort we can put toward this. So I run my too clever by half scripts and continue with my occasional, half-hearted backing-up strategy that backs up some things some of the time. And I hope that I never have to use them.
We rushed to the internet, with its half-formed systems and processes, and are doing the best we can. We didn't have to back up books and DVDs. This is all new to us.