Well, I had quite a surprise this afternoon! I had a phone call from a Portland, OR company called HB Designs telling me I was a winner of a haiku contest for a HP - 1TB MediaSmart Server . I don't remember how I even entered the contest in the first place and I wasn't totally sure what a "home server" was. I do write poetry occasionally but haiku isn't my forte. The advertisement about the home server said it was ideal for backing up files ( I still don't do this and I already had one computer crash so you would think I learned my lesson! ). What made an impact on me was that this server could accomodate all the computers in the family! So I wrote my haiku - the instructions were to say why this server would bring peace of mind to YOUR life or why I really wanted one. Sadly, I don't even have a copy of the haiku. It was written on their form and submitted. I will have to wait until they post all the winning haikus on their site to see what I said!
I looked at the Best Buy website and these servers list at $549.99! I hadn't backed up my computer yet because, since I lost my job of 21 years this past February, even buying an external hard drive was an expense I kept putting off. Now, it looks like I can back up my desk top, lap top and mini computer and my boys can back up theirs! Of course, it will take me awhile to read through the manual and figure everything out. Please computers, no crashing until then!