Finding Forrester’s #$%^ email address

Since my iBook spit the bit a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been reluctant to update my Address Book program all over again. Is anyone else like me — at least two different electronic Address Book programs (on my Mac and Outlook Express on my PC), plus an ancient paper Address Book that you run to when you need Great-uncle Roy’s address?

I realize that there are such things as backups, but I’m having a hard time getting into it. I feel like I just need to commit to one address book, but I’m getting cold feet.

What if I put everything on my iBook and it has to be sent away again and I’m left without vital contact information? And is it just too much of a pain to maintain all three address books with overlapping information?

Is this the most boring post ever?