Backup is Sending Objects To The Future

When you make a backup copy of something you are saving it for your future self. In the present, you want to save your work and keep it safe. But why? When will you need it again, in the future? That’s the intention, the procrastination, you are making a statement, you are giving shape to matter and space to keep a snapshot of your artifacts because they might be needed. What happens when after years or decades you have to access your copies? Are they still intact? Did they keep the slice of your past as you intended? Are you able to retrieve the information you saved? Is it easy to understand what’s inside? Do you have the technologies and the means to physically access it? Making a backup of your data is like sending an object to the future, you need to state a clear intention in your saving and take care of its accessibility when and if needed.

Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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