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Author: DBAVelvet74 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 125003  
Subject: Re: Dividend Reinvestment - A Tax Nightmare? Date: 7/7/2008 11:16 AM
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Remember all the spreadsheet programs that were around before Excel took over the world?

Yes, and I had plenty of time to convert the important ones to Excel.

Got any data on floppy disks? Gone---nothing can read them anymore.

Nope, as CD's became available I transfered all important data to them back when I had a computer that read floppies and could write CD's. Now I have one that can read/write CD's and DVD's. Guess what? I'm transferring important data to DVD's now. And technically I still have a computer sitting around that does have a floppy drive. And external floppy drives are still commercially available.

Got any data on hard drives? When was the last time you backed up your hard drive?

I do it monthly.

Heck, do you even have multiple copies of your important data files in different directories or on different physical disks?

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