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Scope editor has fun with a computer crash

You have to admire a sense of humour.

Elling Lien, editor of The Scope (and, coincidentally, son of the fine gentleman profiled in my previous post), had a computer incident recently. His external hard drive crashed, taking with it the fourth wall', his weekly editor's column. Fortunately, that seems to be all that was lost (any designer or editor who has lost a major project in a hard drive crash will sympathize with Lien's plight).

However, Lien didn't break out the razor blades, or throw himself into the harbour.

Nay, he had a bit of fun with it. Click the image for a closer look. Funny. And not something you could get away with over at The Telegram.

I don't think I get the significance of the kittycat in the cage, but maybe that's me. Again, that's the beauty of an alternative paper much is random and not everything has to make sense.

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  • Elling
    July 27, 2010 - 14:53

    Ha ha... Thanks for mentioning this.

    I remember staring at my computer screen late at night praying for that WD MyBook to come back. It was horrible.

    But I was pretty lucky -- I had an email copy of most everything, and had a fairly recent backup on another disc.

    I recommend this to everyone:
    http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/geek-to-live-automatically-back-up-your-hard-drive-147855.php

    Ever since this happened my computer is backed up automatically to two different locations every night.

    Hard drives die, but you don't have to.