Lately I’ve been trying to get rid of as many attachments as I possibly can. My digital files are not exempt from that. They are much easier to sort and search through than real, tangible objects, but the ease in which we can create or download files makes it much easier for junk on our computers to accumulate.
I was a digital hoarder, once. With the advent of technology, it’s so effortless to collect stuff online. The moment we got a stable cable internet connection was the moment I started saving a lot of accessible books, shows, songs, pictures, programs, desktop wallpapers, tutorials, games – you name it, I’ve probably downloaded it at one point in time. Because our net was so fast (anything after dial-up was a miracle!) I was saving more than I could actually use. I ended up burning spiels of CDs and DVDs and perusing only about 10% of all the data I had!