Abbie Schubert is a bimbo who dropped out of college because she ordered a Dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux (no, really), and didn’t know how to use it. Take a moment to watch that video and enjoy some painful laughter at her expense, given that all she had to do was ask for help. Between people like Abbie and all the other horrid tales that I have heard passed down through the years, campfire ghost stories of lost USB drives, stolen laptops, and even paper notebooks that almost magically caught on fire in the week before the big exam, I am paranoid.
I treat my own semester notes with a High Priority Factor Mouth Frothing Fucking Paranoia: HPFMFFP dictates that no notes stay on a USB key drive for more than 24 hours; it insists that I transcribe all of my class notes to Simplenote; and it demands that I do not store any of my files outside of Dropbox. I seriously expect my laptop to explode, and in exploding set fire to my notebook, and in setting fire to my notebook, melt my pen drives.