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.

2 comments:

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.