One hundred years ago in the UK people would preserve the food grown on their gardens, allotments or small holdings. It was not case that you could just go down to the supermarket and buy food. It might be a whole day trip to a market for the items the family needed to make bread, feed for the animals and the like. Families would hope to ensure access to food. Some still do it today to guarantee the availability, quality and price of produce. In my case I grow sweet gooseberries.
Now, many feel the need to secure access to information. Individuals look at the sources of important personal information and seem to take the view that those that currently hold this information cannot be trusted to retain it, or provide easy access to it.
So perhaps like me you are thinking of preserving your data… and of course the application you need to open the proprietary data format. For my tax data I need to:
I am still unsure of how to organise the Applications and the data, at the moment I tend towards putting both in a Folder for each year.
For my healthcare record I am hoping that HealthVault will save me having to do all of the above.
So I find myself canning fruit and data.