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Forget the Cloud: Why I Back Up the Old-School Way

Paranoia, inertia, and other reasons to avoid cloud backup

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TThese days, if you admit that you make physical backups, you’ll get some curious looks. It’s not all that different from telling someone you harvest your own honey or still collect CDs. (I would say records, but everyone knows that records are back as a popular collectible item.)




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