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Theoretical Limits to Data Enjoyment (17 Sep 2004)
For me, a great personal example is digital photographs. In the past 3.5 years, I've taken about 10 thousand of them. I keep meaning to go back (if only to pick out the better ones and put them in a folder together) but in practice the rate at which I consume those old photos is still outstripped by the rate that I produce new ones. If these rates do not change, I will never, ever get to revisit a huge number of the photos I've taken. And unlike music or movies, this is a set of data which would not be that interesting for others to wade through. So it's really up to me.
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