A new term has been added to the English vernacular, "Data Vapor". The term encompasses the full range of aggravation, caused by the loss of electronic data. Hard drive crashes, software glitches, computer hardware failure, cell phone theft and internet misdirection, all fall under the umbrella of Data Vapor.
When someone says, "I've got the Vapors", it means, they have recently been the victim, of some sort of electronic goof up. Generally, the mistake, results in frustration, aggravation and the urge to destroy or kill something.
Professor, Rick Smith, of, The Advanced Learning Academy, goes on to explain, "We've documented events that range, from a man driving his car through his house, because the radio would not work. To a woman, who drown her entire family, because she couldn't get her Quick Book program to tally up correctly".
Lilly Pharmaceutical, is busy formulating a new drug to combat the symptoms of, Data Vapor, and hopefully alleviate the, "rage", all together, that people feel from the disease.
The American Medical Society is currently having discussions in regard to officially defining, Data Vapor, as a recognized and legitimate disease. This would open the doors to people receiving workman's compensation, and other benefits from their health care providers.
So, the next time, you have a drive crash, that has the entire project you're currently working on, that is beyond repair, go ahead, sledge hammer that puppy into oblivion. You can blame it on, the dreaded, Data Vapor Syndrome.
From the desk of Buck E Filbert
The Corner of Sunset and Vine
"Database: the information you lose when your memory crashes. ~Dave Barry,