Thursday, September 2, 2010

Feeling bankrupt







Today I lost all the data in my hard disk (external) as a virus from a college computer cleaned out 150 GB of movies, hundreds of books, several thousand pages of downloaded worksheets that I had accumulated over the years of teaching, audio tracks that I had selected and segmented for various classes( nearly 2 GB), photos from my mob cam, all  my latest music reviews and letters. I actually started this blog to record my music reviews, particularly the unpublished ones along with unpublishable asides.
May be its time for me to write my own study materials rather than go back online and download.Aaaaaaww, that was years of work. BTW the materials that I cooked up worked far better than the ones I downloaded, as they were customized for the batch that I was handling.
I think this is a message from heaven to start working differently and I'd better think that than anything else.

5 comments:

BALA said...

Very sorry to mourn the deaths of assorted data. Narayan in 'My Days' discusses the accumulated paper work. He does not want to dispose them of as they are important and stay in attic. In an essay, he says termites come to his rescue as they maul the accumulated dump and wipe them out, hence cleaning the entire pile. Though such is not the case with yours, w hat you have written in the end is absolutely right.

The Nomad said...

Thank u mam for leaving comments on my post.. Do help me by posting a number of comments so that i can improve

Harini Padmanabhan said...

You got the data back. What sign is this?

Raji said...

It means i don't deserve punishment for my laziness just a warning

BALA said...

It has also made you remain non-creative.