It’s amazing that despite three decades of desktop computing, everything moving to the cloud, hardware redundancies, backups, and uninterrupted power supplies, there’s always a way for things to go wrong. Hard drives fail, backup software neglects temp folders, that other tool you were using quietly clunked out.
We’re always too busy to plan but it’s a good idea every know and then to think about what would happen to your work if your computer ceased to exist right now? If Amazon or Google decided to shutter? If the Internet was down? If the power was out at your home/office for an extended time?
It’s hard to live in parallel universes simultaneously but sometimes, it’s good to know that we’re better off when we’ve prepared for certain scenarios.