I’m a digital packrat of the most incurable kind. That whole “I might need this someday” thing rears its ugly head; I still have 5 1/4″ floppy disks with my college senior thesis on them. Not that I have any software that can access the files, and it’s been at least 5 years since there was a computer in this house that accommodated ANY floppy disks, but I’ve got those disks…
I use gmail for most of my email, but I have it forwarded through some complicated electronic system or other so I can read it in Outlook on my computer. Therefore, I never go to gmail’s site unless I need to check the spam folder for something that was misfiled.
I had 67,000 messages in my gmail inbox yesterday. Years and years and years of messages. And I deleted them all.
And it didn’t kill me or cause bad things to happen to my family. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
But I’m still not ready to dump those floppy disks.