We are becoming digital pack rats

Anonymous Patron writes "We are becoming digital pack rats"

Just one shocking example:

"Inevitably, as soon as I delete something, I need it the next week," said Leslie Bottoms, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, who has kept as many as 18,000 e-mails on her computer. "I figure it saves the tree if I don't have to print it out. I get quite attached to my e-mail. I have stuff from several years ago."

Daniel adds: I'm not up to 18,000 yet, but I do have e-mail back to 1999.


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raise your hand if...

you've got email archived from 1991 or before...
{raises hand sheepishly}

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