The Dilemma of Data Hoarding: To Keep or Not to Keep Old Files?

Athena
2 min readSep 19, 2023

Introduction

Data hoarding isn’t a new phenomenon, but with the advent of digital technology, the capacity to store an ever-increasing amount of information has reached new heights. From family photographs to old work files and documents from your children’s schooling, the question becomes: What should you keep, and what should you get rid of? This dilemma becomes particularly relevant when you discover files that date back years, like a directory from your son’s preschool days, even though he’s now a high school…

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Athena

Mom of three boys. Computer programmer living in the country with my husband focusing on my hobbies and youngest son. https://ko-fi.com/athenaandrew