Emergency recovery via iPod/MP3 player

Here's a plan to use an iPod or generic MP3 player as a personal jumper cable to make recovery easy from an otherwise fatal Registry or other software-based error. Since you can continue to use the media player for its original purpose, as well as use if for recovery, this is much better than my previous recovery method, the Koppix disc.

Of course, USB memory has already exceeded the capacity of the CD-Rs I used to make Knoppix and other recovery discs... and one software house has already started marketing a system which copies Outlook and other important documents to a USB memory drive.