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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The problem with hi tech

When you are too dependent on electricity and computer works, everything goes into disarray when something goes wrong with the gadget.

About 2 months ago, the hard drive of my computer failed. I haven't recovered the data from there yet. Some of them are quite important. I knew I should have made hard copies but then my problem with that is where to store them. Sigh.

When Typhoon Basyang struck and left Manila with long hours of electric outage, our clinic had to close. It was useless to keep operating. Yes, we had generators for lights and some equipment, and we're not dependent on receipt printers, but all our patient files are in the computers and all the ophthalmic diagnostic equipment (well, almost all of it anyway) were dependent on electricity. So our medical director deemed it wiser to just shut down the whole clinic.

We've bought ice since we were also afraid that my refrigerated breastmilk, among other things in the refrigerator, would go bad. Typhoon Milenyo which occurred about 3 years ago left us with a lot of thawed meats that we had to cook or risk spoiling.

ahhh, the problems of the modern, hi-tech world!

1 comments:

JO said...

hope you recover your loss data soon... I would be devastated if that were to happen to me. So I make sure I have back-ups.


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