I had planned to follow up my recent blog Walking, Talking and Emailing around with some warnings and advice. Such as Look where you are going, dont email and text while walking etc etc.
I was going to point out there is an iPhone app that lets you see where you are going and that texting and while walking has been banned in a New Jersey town.… but on that very day….
I had a meeting with colleague who arrived limping.
When asked what had happened he told me the sorry story. He had been walking through a carpark to his car when a text arrived. As you do he looked at his phoneand opened the text message as texts are surely the most urgent communication of all these days!!
And the next thing he knew he was on the ground having been hit by a car that come around a corner and having not seen him or maybe moreso not expecting to see anyone had hit him.
A very sore leg and foot plus a dislocated shoulder were the least of his concerns…… his bag containing his MacBook Pro had been run over by the car’s back whell and ahs iPhone had been smashed after being flung from his grasp.
Tp make matters worse his back up disk was in the bag as he was taking it to his offce. Suffice to say the MacBook and the backup disk were smashed and very little data could be recovered.
As a result it has taken As long to mend his lost data as it has his near broken bones.
So the messages here are Walking and Texting dont mix and backups need to be keep well apart from the main drive. I find the Cloud the way to go this days with all my key info backed up twice a day using Dropbox ….. a largely free service that gives you access to your info where ever you are.
Perhaps I should rename that blog ….Walking, Stopping to look left and right and then Talking and Emailing around