“Sex and the City” Taught me a Hard Lesson


By Bridget Ndlovu-Jones

I’m a huge “Sex and the City” fan. Actually, ‘huge’ is a bit of an understatement, but let’s not get pedantic.

Anyway…over the recent long weekend I had a ‘Sex-and-the-city-athon’ watching several episodes back-to-back... (as I say, every girl needs her fix!)

As some of you may or may not know the lead character, Carrie Bradshaw, is a writer. She needs her laptop to earn her living… so, along with her Manolo Blahniks (shoes) her laptop is an important accessory.

Anyway, I was watching season 4 – My Motherboard, Myself - where she’s with Aiden (poor thing), and her hard drive crashes! She can’t access a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g ! Gulp. Carrie.Harddrive Every article she’s ever written. Gone. All of it, gone!

Aiden, bless him, asks the seemingly innocent 3 worded question that you n-e-v-e-r want to hear in a crisis like that….“Did you backup?”

Not wanting to ever hear that question myself…or, more specifically, not wanting to have to sheepishly answer ‘no’ to that question, I’ve found a hands-free, stress-free, free-free backup solution. No effort or money required.

You don’t need to search for a blank CD/DVD/flash or other device to backup which you then have to keep in a fire-proof safe! You don’t need to set yourself a daily/weekly/monthly reminder to back up. You don’t have to wait, staring at the screen, watching each percentage of data being painfully backed up. You don’t even need to press a combination of buttons to set the thing in motion. It’s magic…kind of like osmosis darlings!

One word, dropbox! It backs up, or is it backups??!? Anyway, it backs up …wait for it….automatically every time you create or change any document. AND it stores it somewhere in the clouds which means you can access any of your documents from anywhere on the planet, from any device as long as you have internet access.

You don’t need to lug around your laptop or flash drive with all precious docs. It’s password protected so you don’t have to worry about anyone snooping around.

Set it up. It takes 10 minutes and you’re done ! That’s it. I swear you’ll be forever grateful. No, no…no need to thank me…<wink>!


Bridget Ndlovu-Jones is Black. British. Zimbabwean. 30 something. Married. Confused…

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