I Still Do Not Trust Computers

I have no idea what made me chuckle about a specific habit of mine.

When I work on a computer I routinely manually save every few seconds. This habit goes back to the early days of personal computers, which crashed a lot. While features such as auto-save eventually appeared in software, I never trusted those features. Besides, if the feature is configured to auto-save every 5 minutes and the computer or the software crashed, I would lose up to 5 minutes of work.

So to this day, every couple of seconds or before resting in my chair to review what I just wrote, I first press Ctrl+S.

Sometimes old habits are hard to break.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

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