๐Ÿ’ฌ The drag of experience

Replied to The drag of experience by Oliver Quinlan (Oliverโ€™s Newsletter)

I can see how people start to become more resistant to change. When youโ€™ve got lots of legacy stuff to unpick it can be a lot of effort to do things any differently.

But all that experience is incredibly valuable. It just needs a bit of curation every now a then. A lot when you make a big change. You get to a point where it just isnโ€™t possible to start from scratch, you just have to unpick things a bit and keep on building.

Really enjoyed this reflection Oliver. I must admit that I was a bit latter to things than you, but I still care about my digital archive even if I do not ‘blog’ as much as I used to. One of my biggest frustrations with my archive is that I didn’t start earlier. I really rue not having a digital copy of my Honours thesis. Fine I have a scanned copy, but it is not the same.

One response on “๐Ÿ’ฌ The drag of experience”

  1. Thanks Aaron. That’s interesting to read your reflections too. One thing that is missing from my archive is my pre-gmail email archive. I remember jumping on gmail when it was invite only, and at the time the ‘unlimited storage’ was a very new thing. I probably just deleted old emails before then, and I certainly didn’t bother to transfer over whatever was in the account I used before. A shame as I feel like those early emails with my friends as teenagers probably have more value than a lot of what I actually have. Maybe that’s always the way though, to attribute more value to the things that we no longer have than those we do.

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