Last week, my dad sent me an urgent text message: “Lost all my work! 800 words gone.”
“What happened???” I wrote back.
It turned out he had been using an online word-processor called Draft to write a blog post. But, suddenly, Draft went offline. He kept refreshing the page, but it seemed like the entire application had crashed.
Not only had he lost his blog post, but also four other posts that he had written that month.
If you’ve ever lost all of your work, you know how awful it feels. First, there’s that moment of denial, and then there’s the absolute heart-rending dismay. I think I might have felt worse than my dad did, especially because I was the one who had recommended he try Draft last year. [Read more…]