In general we’re always looking for ways to get more data storage. That might mean getting more backup space in a Dropbox account or tracking down a new giant hard drive on the cheap. However, tech blogger Adrian Short suggests that a lower threshold for data backup is actually a good thing.
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Short suggests that instead of always shooting for more space for backups to hold your digital junk, you should find a threshold that you can easily maintain. He explains:
Rather than trying to accommodate what we’ve got, we should work the other way. Find the threshold that makes sense for you, that you’ve got the time to maintain, that you can afford and that creates an acceptable amount of work and complication for you.
Then work down towards that level. Less is always an advantage.
It’s an interesting way of doing things that ends up making your data more shareable, easier to maintain, and better catered to what you actually like instead of just being everything you own. It’s also a good way to clean out all that digital clutter hogging up space on your computers and external hard drives. What do you think? Do you prefer to keep everything you create and purchase, or do you like the idea of an easier-to-maintain backup?