I have a tendency to keep paper backups of important stuff. I have a long, dramatic, love-hate relationship with technology. My computers regularly crash on me, and it doesn't matter if I built it, my computer-geek friends built it, or it's store-bought. If something *can* go wrong, it will.
I still have a harddrive with half my photography locked in it that I can no longer access because the drive failed.
So I keep things on paper. I make notes, I have a paper calendar, I have a paper phone book.
I began my Media Reflections
posts and have notes everywhere. I have a whole folder on my computer of topics I want to write about and haven't gotten around to yet.
But one day I noticed that a particular TV show that I watch gives me a topic pretty much ever episode. So I went back to the beginning and watched every episode, in order, and took notes in a notebook and never got around to making a digital copy because I put more faith in the analog versions to not fail.
And I've lost that notebook.
Now I have to go through and watch the whole series, again, just for the purpose of taking notes. And I know if I save them only to a computer file, my external drive will choose that time to finally fail before I've gotten a backup system in place and I'll lose it there too.