January 4, 2014
Day Four of "The Great 2014
Still excavating from my trunk. Disks,
this time. Old three-and-a-half inch disks, contents neatly inked on
the label: Database programs I wrote twenty years ago. Work reports
just as old. College papers. My writing.
I break off the metal piece; snap open
the plastic case. I withdraw the disk and slice it in half with a
pair of scissors, hoping that that measure is sufficient to keep
people from reading the data thereupon.
I don't count the disks I destroy,
recycling what I can, throwing out the rest. It must be at least
sixty. In years past, I've likely thrown away twice that amount.
Bits and bytes of my life, digitized; an existence represented by a series of zeroes and ones.
I tie up the trash and take it to the
Labels: 2014, Consumption, Great 365 Day Purge, resolutions