Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Digital hoarding

I was reading an article in “bulletin“ number 193 from the Information and Records Management Society which led me to thinking hard.
I admit to being a hoarder of physical stuff, not to the extent that environmental services have to come in to clean out the rubbish of years but …
Do I really need three shelves devoted to glass beads that I will probably never use in my lifetime? And all those jigsaws really should go to the charity shop etc etc

Anyway I thought the idea of digital hoarding was sufficiently interesting to go and hunt out anything I could find on the issue.

The Coming Cure for 'Digital Hoarding'
The next revolution in storage technology will be “context awareness”
an article by Shawn Dubravac on Recode

Confession: I’m a recovering hoarder. I’m actually great at purging, but I do it in rare spurts. I have a hard time parting with things I think I might need, even when I know I’ll never use them.

We all know I’m not alone in this. You’re a hoarder, too. In fact, when it comes to our digital files, most of us are hoarders. Technology has the ability to forever change how we relate to our hoarded digital junk.

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If you have any interest in hoarding as a mental health issue then you may find an article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America of value.

Hoarding: the basics

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