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Kumquat's thought for the day [Feb. 7th, 2010|10:54 am]
Douglas Spencer
Quoting thekumquat:
    When I was young, stuff was expensive and we didn't have much of it so saved as much as possible. Even so, there was plenty of space.

    Now, stuff is cheap and we have too much of it, plus all the stuff saved from when we were young, so we don't have any space left. So now space seems expensive.
Sounds like a good analysis.

[User Picture]From: alexmc
2010-02-07 11:53 am (UTC)
Yes, this is fairly accurate.

A case in point is the decorating stuff I got from my Dad. It was saved because originally it was expensive but nowadays I could buy whatever I want and throw it away without even bothering to clean it. (At least I could).

There is an interesting technological parallel. Relatively speaking disk space was cheap and getting stuff from a network was hard and "expensive". So we stored lots and downloaded rarely. Nowadays it is the other way round. Yes disks are still cheap but the network is cheaper still. Why bothering storing stuff when we can just download it again? It is very hard to give up the electronic hoarding just as much as the real life habit.
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