You know all those back issues of magazines you’re going to read “someday?”
Or those fabulous recipes you’re going to prepare “someday?”
Or that spectacular research project your going to finally start “someday?”
By the time you get around to starting, chances are that whatever it is you’ve been holding on to for that magic undefined day in your future is going to either be obsolete or remarkably easy to find again on the Internet.
For those of you who like to argue that that may be true for everyone else, but YOU have something that is so unique that if you made the grave mistake of letting it go, it would be lost forever …
Go to the computer now, search for the author, subject, or title of whatever you’re desperately clutching and see if you can’t find a digital version of the same information.
If you can, you’re out of excuses.
You could certainly keep a journal or a document of all the recipes you’d LIKE to cook “someday” and then look them up if and when you’re ready to break out your apron and toque. Ditto for back issues of magazines you didn’t have or make the time to read when they were current. Double ditto for research projects.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google says,
“Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.”
That’s something like five exabytes of data, he says.
With that in mind, I’m betting that you could find that recipe for ginger lemongrass crème brûlée someplace besides your bedroom floor.