Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mass Pruning of Bookmarks Clutter

Is been a couple of days since the mass purge of bookmarks accumulated since 2006. It has become a nightmare for me. At times when i stumble upon a webpage i thought i might reference again i'll bookmark it. However during springcleaning it turns out i don't visit the vast bulk of those bookmarked pages again.

I figured i deleted around 70-80% of my bookmarks. Again it's back to Pareto principle of 80-20%. There's a feeling of being 'free up' after getting rid of so much clutter.

Is not just for bookmarks. At work the volume of emails are horrendous. Try drinking water from a fire hose. Many are scared of doing aggressive pruning. There are office workers buried under a mountain of work emails with a sizeable number of them unread.

Why work emails are horrendous in volume?
  • CC & CC & CC boss to show boss one is doing work
  • keep & keep just in case need to refer back to cover one's ass
  • quote back the large chunk of irrelevant text

Do one need 10GB of email storage space? I would say more space encourages the hoarders to keep the clutter.



People need to realise that the situation now with so much info overload is not turning on more 'taps' to drink. It is deciding not to turn on certain taps at all.

More is not always better.

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