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I gradually -- without even noticing at first -- moved many of my activities to the cloud. My e-mail is entirely Web-based. I haven't had a physical photo album in years. And I'm even reading most of my books via Kindle's cloud. I've also switched to writing most of my articles and other documents in Google Drive -- including this one.

But I have a slow computer and a finicky cable modem that I have to reset a lot, so I make it a habit of downloading my work frequently. And I occasionally move it to a thumb drive for good measure. I'm sort of half on and half off the cloud anytime I'm on the computer. The cloud is incredibly useful when it works, and most of the time it does -- but it's always good to have a backup plan.

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