Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Drive
The days of my graduate e-mail and web account are nearing an end. In an effort to reduce storage costs for these services and redirect people to a new page, I spent the better part of the evening deleting content.
Deleting old e-mail (I backed them up a while ago) was kind of fun. I used the web interface, which only allowed me to delete twenty messages at a time from the “Sent” folder. It was interesting retracing my steps over six years via e-mail: all the ups, downs, and sideways with friends, family, and acquaintances who randomly popped into and out of my life.
It was also satisfying to see a number that had teetered close to 1 GB when the evening began read a much lighter 3 KB.