Friday, March 07, 2008

Thank you, Internets!

Thank you for all of your advice about digital file storage.

I have already started backing up my files onto CDs. Those of you who suggested DVDs may have misunderstood what I meant when I said that my laptop is "elderly." My poor old computer does not know what a DVD is, and would probably set it on fire if I asked it to "burn" one.

Speaking of fire, the librarian in me decided to burn a second set which will be stored off-site in case my house burns down. Well that and so my father will have access to my photos. Have I mentioned that the digital camera addiction is a hereditary trait? My father pushed off his retirement for three months so that he could purchase a Sony Mavica.

I thought (briefly) about storing my photos online, but decided against it for a variety of reasons. The biggest reasons is that I wouldn't have instant access to the photos like they were on my hard drive. Thus, I will buy sime thumb drives for active use of the photos. Once I do that, I will delete the files from my computer so that the poor thing can function once again.


Kate in NJ said...

Let me know how the thumb thing works..maybe I'll try it too. ;-)

Maddie, Mad Rambler, Queen of the night zombies... said...

I don't understand what you mean that you wouldn't have instant access to the photos? You have access as long as you can get online. It's always a good third line of defense. Can you tell I am a picture junkie too? there's just something about a still photo that is so thought provoking... and can tug at my heartstrings a million times over.