Unless you backup your backup of the backup,

the day will come when you will find out

the backup you backed up so smugly

has been vaporized like a planet in Star Wars,

and you’ve no recourse but to rescan

pages and pages of things you hope you still have,

and you know you deserve what you got

from letting your data hang out in bad sectors.

Noreen Braman is a writer from Jamesburg, the author of “I’m 50 — Now What?” and the Program and Publications Administrator for the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program.

Author’s note: In 2017, the WannaCry virus wiped out data on thousands of computers. Including the one running my workplace website. All this could have been prevented, had I heeded my own words from 2014.

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