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Back-up, don’t ‘Smash-up’:
The increasing reliance on technology to store valuable and sentimental data is bringing to light the vital need to back up. Claire Galbois-Alcaix of online backup company Mozy, which carried out the survey of 3,000 consumers across the UK, said: “Imagine losing all your honeymoon photos, emails from that special someone or the diary you’ve been building up for months! In most cases, modern gadgets and gizmos work brilliantly but, when they do go wrong, it can have dire consequences – including the loss of valuable and sentimental material.” With the average Brit now possessing more than four computing devices in their home – double the number owned ten years ago – technology is undoubtedly impacting the way we live.
Over three quarters of people say they rely heavily on technology every day while one in five people reveal they are never more than 10 feet from an internet-enabled device. This dependence means fewer and fewer people are using a paper-dictionary to look up how to spell a word (17 per cent) or learn times tables, while making mix tapes, paying bills at the post office and checking a map before or during a car journey are fading fast from everyday life.
The findings suggest we can forget strutting into our favourite department store for that pair of killer heels, as one in five shoppers no longer visit the high street to buy shoes. Other increasingly redundant acts include visiting a travel agent, with half of us researching holidays online, visiting car boot sales, or even ringing family and friends.
Technology has advanced so significantly over the past 10 years that it is no wonder we turn to it for shortcuts and these findings reveal just how significant the impact of this transformation is