a thought provoking piece about saving your work (on computer).
As usual, it's the Comments that are the most entertaining.
I especially like this one:-
... this brings back memories of people who couldn't understand that their work they were working on was no longer there when they turned the power off. Trying to explain that if they wanted to save their work they had... to.... save.... their work; and if they wanted to continue editing their document in WordStar they had to... actually... tell the computer they wanted to use Wordstar and tell Wordstar what document they wanted to use.
Some people just couldn't understand that turning their computer on wouldn't result in their previous application running, their previous document loaded, the cursor at the same place, and even with the same chunk of text highlighted for formatting.
I sometimes wondered if they expected to be able to turn their TV off in the middle of Morse, and turn it on again several days later and Morse would continue from that exact same point.
Some (battery powered) devices did
return you to where you were, of course. Psions, for example. And I seem to remember that the Z88 (running PipeDream) did it too. So I suspect that there may be (third-party) software about that lets notebook (and laptop) PCs to do so as well.
That's my dream. Not the TV but the car radio. In the car. Arrive at destination Turn car off, do business, return to car, turn car on, radio resumes from where I left off.
Technology never lives up to wishes.
See also:- George