Streaming Cure for Digital Packrat

Two years ago I read this article from outlines how downloading has lead to a digital version of compulsive hoarding. I definitely had some sort of this disorder with hard drives and CD-Rs full of digital content – most of which I’ve never even consumed.

In the past couple of years that need to collect has faded. Why? Streaming.

With the advent of the streaming age (YouTube, Hulu and Netflix streaming for video, IMEEM and Lala for music) there’s absolutely no need to horde any longer. With every thing just a few keystroke away, there’s no need to download, catalog, store, organize, curate your own private digital collection.

Anybody else experience the same change in your downloading habits?