I have been watching the show “Hoarders” on iTunes for the past few nights, and was struck with amazement at how people can live like that, piles and piles of junk and other worthless (for me at least) memorabilia piling up in their houses.
I then saw my wife deleting all her facebook comments of the last year and erasing all texts from her iPhone, I asked “why ?” she said she wanted to get rid of all the clutter from her digital media, like a end-of-year cleaning ..
It then daunted on me, I am a “Data Hoarder”, while I have no problem in hiring a skip every year and emptying the garage of all the clutter, I am unable to delete a single file from my Hard Drive, I have a couple of years worth of texts on my iPhone and e-mails from 2 decades ago (well, 2 decades from tomorrow).
My wife looks at my laptop the same way I look at those hoarders houses, a conglomerate of junk and (for her) worthless heaps of data, but for me, they priceless.
Well, at least my hoarding does not smell 🙂