>In a message dated 96-11-05 22:04:10 EST, you write: > ><< Also, what does everybody do with their copies of this journal? Do > you put it all in a folder and let it grow? Do you save what you need > to word processing files or do you enjoy its emphemeral qualities and > read it and trash it when you are done? >> > >Jean, >At first I saved the posts that interested me so I could scan down and recall >info. Then it got so long that I went through them one at a time and >catagorized them by hand and topic in a notebook. I wrote the e-mail address >and name of the person and the "noted" version of the areas that interested >me. This is where I am now, I try to go through the messages each day and >erase the topic areas I'm not interested in first off (without even opening >the post), then one by one I read them, transfer info to my notebook and >erase the message. All the while wondering how long I can keep this up.... >it's been about 2 weeks so far %-) <<as you can see I'm beginning to lose >it! 'Leni
I save them into categorized mailboxes until a topic has kind of
run out. Then that mailbox goes to a special folder on my desktop (within
Documents Folder). After that gets pretty full I save it to a separate disk
and clear my poor 'puter's brain.
I wonder if I'll ever go through the older stuff. But I do go back
for a while.