I haven’t finished pulling stuff off my only external backup drive yet, so I’m not willing to erase it and turn on Time Machine. But I’m very keen to give it a whirl. Which really only proves the truth of something John Gruber says today of Time Machine:
Apple has made something so effect-laden and so extraordinary that users want to see it in action — the fact that that something is backups, which, let’s face it, is effectively a chore, is a noteworthy achievement. Making backup software that people can’t wait to try, and which, once activated, just automatically kicks in and does its thing on a regular schedule, is like making people want to go ahead and sign up for life insurance.
[Via Daring Fireball: ★ Leopard.]