If you're going to do something, do it properly
Published September 5, 2006
Since I went crazy and started downloading every podcast that I can find, the space on my hard drive has diminished somewhat scarily. It hadn’t occurred to me, until Mr C said to make sure that I hadn’t filled the drive up completely. When I checked, I was quite shocked by the small number I was faced with.
The problem is, I’m a bit obsessive about the podcasting thing. If I find one I like, and it’s not a time-specific subject (like the news), then I want to download as many as I can to catch up. Why would I only want to listen to half of something?
Of course, Mr C said this was a ridiculous idea because there are only so many hours in the day, and why would you want to keep old, old files? Podcasts are supposed to be a disposable, fun way to keep up with the goings on of the world, but they are not supposed to be horded and coveted.
I was finally convinced and although I am still listening to some of the older episodes of the more interesting podcasts, I am now deleting more often. It’s hard to let go, but… it’s got to be done. For the hard drive’s sake, if nothing else.