Help! I’m A Data Hoarder

13 Sep


Some day, perhaps sooner than later, neighbors may find me buried in a morass of festering digital clutter – twitter droppings, zipper files, news video, old songs, new songs, You Tube footage of nursing puppies and stupid person pranks, piles of podcasts and miles of ezines, ebooks, PDFs, JPEGS, GIFS.

TLC’s fascinating show “Hoarding: Buried Alive” features folks suffering from various forms of obsessive compulsive disorder, attachment disorder, addiction and/or dementia. These avid collectors seem unable to throw out anything – especially if it’s downright disgusting: old underwear, plastic giraffes, used cardboard, moldy muffins, dead cats, apple cores, ex-spouses. You get the messy “Where’s Waldo?” picture.

Hoarding with a "d"

However, with therapy and support and some serious begging from clinical psychologists, disgruntled relatives and a U-Haul Truck full of unbelievably patient professional organizers, the hoarders begin to clean up their acts.

Finding Me!

For my part, I finally ditched my long serving desktop computer as it was becoming a data death camp. It is a tremendous step in clearing up my “over byte” problem!


Forget preservation. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Or is it Stop, drop and delete?


2 Responses to “Help! I’m A Data Hoarder”

  1. Stacey Hatton September 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Hello, my name is Stacey and I have an “over byte” problem. 🙂 Great post! Very funny.

    • BARB BEST October 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

      Hey Stacey, thanks for the comment! I have a link to your blog under “More Funny Stuff” on page one of “Barbs Blast” –
      feel free to link mine if you like! Thanks Barb

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