Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences

A Friday Poem

Cosmic VarianceBy cjohnsonOctober 7, 2005 5:41 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

We can all relate to this. It either happened, or we've feared it happening:

Yesterday, All those backups seemed a waste of play. Now my chapters have all gone away. Oh I believe in yesterday. I...pushed...something wrong What it was I could not say. Now my thesis is gone and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay. Suddenly, There's not half the files there used to be, And there's a deadline hanging over me. Office crashed so suddenly. Yesterday, The need for back-ups seemed so far away. I knew my thesis was all here to stay, Now I believe in yesterday.

(attributed to Jerry Pournelle**) -cvj **Via Pragmatic Terror Systems of Discourse and Oxblog

    2 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 70%

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In