28 09 2005

Dvorak: The Hard Drive and Human Behavior

Do larger hard drives breed laziness? That’s the contention of Dvorak. I understand where he’s coming from. With more storage, I’ve become more laid back at keeping data pared down. You never know when you might need it.

One additional observation about the matter is the effect of desktop search. Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are making it easier to find stuff in our personal repository of data. Personally, I’ve stopped organizing my e-mail since it is so easy to search and find past correspondences. Can desktop search be another enabler of laziness or could it actually be justifying our retention of all this information?

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