Defining a genuine disaster

By Curtis K. Shelburne

In the event of a disaster, I am now ready. I think.

I don’t suppose I’ll know until I’m faced with one. But I just installed software to back up my computer and create a disk for “Disaster Recovery.” So now all I need is a disaster.

For a moment or two last week, my computer and I thought we were looking disaster in the face. I’d installed a new program on that machine, and its little cursor almost quit “breathing.” Then a backup hard drive hardened into rigor mortis. That’s when I bought a new one, backed up everything, and created a Disaster Recovery CD.

If I had lost everything on that computer last week, I’d have been in a snit for sure.