We are becoming digital pack rats
This is so me. Of course, I've always been a pack rat, physically and electronically. As a child, I would save books, pamphlets, schoolwork, notes, business cards, whether foreseeably useful or not, just so I could feel... powerfulk? That's what it is, for me at least. That's part of the reason why I like philosophy and librarianship. I need to know. Or at least know how to know easily. But I think my difference is that I also like to sort and organize and create classification structures. Yes, I have at least hundreds of mp3s and pictures and annotized links and more. But I also go through them and sort, file and name as appropriate. Whatta geek. But whatta librarian!