I need to use some of my old images in a new project. I went looking for them. I found the final project (of course). I could find the RAW files all properly backed up. But, for the life of me, I could not find the intermediate (photoshop and PageMaker/InDesign) files for the project. I have no idea where they went. I do remember a hard drive failure a few years ago (Really, can you forget about something like that?) and I must lay the disappearance of the intermediate files to that failure. Sad, but true. The lesson to be mentioned again and again is you need to have a file back-up strategy and more importantly, the tactics, will and self-discipline to make sure the work gets done. It’s another one of those non-romantic chores that accompany art creation in the digital world. It’s part of the creative process that most of us don’t execute very well.