Palo Alto, California

My MacBook may have gone off to hospital in Memphis for 10 days, but nothing gets in the way of the Pacific sponsorship campaign. There is a marvellously handy technique called ‘cloning’ or ‘ghosting’ a computer, that creates a phantom version of my MacBook on an external hard drive. So I can sit here in the Palo Alto Apple Store, using one of their MacBook Pro machines hooked up to my external hard drive, and it’s exactly as if I’m using my own laptop.

Not just my data, but also my applications, bookmarks, passwords, settings – absolutely everything is replicated. I used Carbon Copy Cloner, a free application, to create my ghost. It’s so lifelike, it’s almost spooky….

Here’s another Google Video Giggle.

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