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What Do You Do With Your Old Photos in Your Library?
Thursday, June 23, 2016
- This question actually opens up a whole other talk show, which is that I am a digital hoarder! I really struggle with deleting anything. I'm not an "Inbox Zero" kind of guy... I'm much more of an "Inbox 17,691" type user. My phone still has every text message since the first iPhone, and of course every photo I've ever taken as well. These have been carried over since the very first iPhone, nine years ago. I refuse to delete them, even though they're also sitting on my laptop. As a result, I have 5.6GB of space used up on my phone just for Messages, and 30.4GB for Photos.Jason Snell specifically asked, do you actually go back and look at them? When asked like that, I'd have to say no, I don't typically just pull up my old photos and look through them. But I do frequently find myself looking for something specific in my library, and stumble on a few random photos that make me smile from the memories.One thing I do quite often with my photos – and the primary reason I can't delete any of them – is I pull up a photo that is relevant to a conversation. For example, I recently had a conversation with some people about food in foreign countries. I mentioned my experience with good food in China, but also not-so-good food in China. I found that the local Chinese food was amazing, but you should avoid their "American" food at all cost! And then I was able to show off a photo I have of the most disgusting steak dinner I've ever had, complete with a fried egg and "spaghetti" (which was more like ketchup on noodles).
Yes, that was my actual "American" meal in China!