I've had a couple conversations in this past week about my poor housekeeping habits in the dual realities of cyberspace and the "real world". Reading this article has made me really wonder, "If I could see the 'mess' in my computer like I can the mess in my house, how would I react?"
Check it out and tell me what you think: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3316
I use these sites to scout out apps I might use for my ipad. I could not post on your discussion on the Ipads..so i sent it here.
Thanks for the link to this article... I find that I am the opposite of what this article lists. I find it so much easier to "clean" my computer and organize my files that I continually keep it up to date. But my house it a disaster as I just never know what I may need later... to me it seems that digital copies are easier to come by and tangible things could be lost forever!
Thanks for the article. My husband and I both resemble this "digital hoarding" idea. I too only use 5 apps consistently on my iphone but have an "app miner" to find new and free apps all the time. I hold on to my emails for eons. I might need that information at some point but rarely go back and clean them out. Also, I'm a hoarder of music. This is why it feels like the end of the world if my computer is on the fritz or my iphone gets stolen (both have happened). One year I even had an external hard drive go on the fritz. Was it the end of the world? No, I survived but it was painful.