Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sunday conversation: when is it time for the dumpster?
When I was hired for my first industrial position, I threw all the papers from my postdoc in a box labeled "examine in one year" and that box got thrown on the moving truck. About two years later, I said to myself, "I oughta open this box up and throw out that stuff."
That box still resides in my garage. I'll probably throw it out this summer.
I was talking with a friend this weekend and he (of middle age) said, "I just threw out the notes from my graduate work."
So, how long do you keep this stuff? And how long should you keep this stuff?