"Now that my immediate concern of data loss was in the rear view
mirror, my mind moved to my current situation. My data was in good
order, but I didn’t have another laptop into which I could
slide the hard drive.
"As I walked around the office looking for a surrogate machine
to house my disk drive, I mused that an increasing amount of the
work I do on a day-to-day basis is actually done on remote servers
anyway. I just use the laptop for a keyboard, mouse and monitor
— not exactly cloud computing, but approaching that.
"For instance, this article is written via a web form online
— no word processor required. Thankfully spell-check is