802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
Subject:   CDs? Nope. CompactFlash yes.
Date:   2002-09-04 15:27:19
From:   pelorus
I use 64 MB CF cards as small and light backup media. Smartmedia cards would work just as well if not better. They also prove to be one of the easy ways to move data between PCs (which never seem to have ethernet) and my Powerbook. It means carrying arround the CF reader as well but it's worth it if you feel like keeping the latest draft of a book with you.
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  • Derrick Story photo CDs? Nope. CompactFlash yes.
    2002-09-05 07:35:38  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Very creative. I like it. This is particularly good for PowerBook users because they can use a PC Card adapter that's very compact and easy to tote. The only thing is, you have to keep the CF media separate from the computer. One of my good buddies had his iBook nabbed while sitting on the can in an Airport restroom. Someone reached under the partition and took his case complete with laptop and goodies. In that situation, if your backup media is in the case, you've lost your work. There's something very appealing for me about having the duplication on another server far away ...