Britons growing ‘digitally obese’, from BBC News
The next step here is clearly a new reality show called The Biggest Deleter, where contestants have to delete an iPod’s worth of data by the end of the season.
In all seriousness though, cheap storage allows us all to be packrats. It makes the notion of personal digital libraries more relevant than ever. Possible RQ1: What folk classification schemes emerge from individual’s idiosyncratic collection development? Possible RQ2: How do individuals search their own data, and under what circumstances?