I have a new work-owned computer at work, which is good, but I decided to go for a desktop machine (much bigger screen, faster processor) rather than a laptop, and keep my personal laptop (creaky, but still hopefully functional after some upcoming repairs) separate. So I'm thinking that I should think of my personal laptop as the primary machine (it has automatic daily backups already), and the work computer something I download files to temporarily to work on. Make sense? I'm going to have work a little to establish a protocol here, I think.
I'd like to be able to work on files (academic stuff, creative writing, DesiLit / SLF) easily on both machines, without confusion. Jed suggested Dropbox; I'd been thinking USB drive. Both are fine, yes? It makes me nervous, having files live only in the cloud; I want a copy on a machine I own, and then backed up. I am paranoid that way.