How much is too much?

I love mobile devices. You name it, laptops, smart phones, tablets, etc. There’s just something about a small screen that’s portable that draws me in. I still have very fond memories of my first monochrome PDA with 2 MB of storage. I also had a really great Windows mobile device, the HP 1910 made by HTC. Back in the day these things were amazing. …but they’ve started accumulating in my house. I need a better lifecycle for getting rid of old things I no longer use. I should note that two of those laptops belong to Red Hat so I don’t have to worry about those and these pictures also don’t include the six desktop systems I have (that’s a whole different problem). In an enterprise or corporate environment this is easy because all you have to do is write a policy and then that’s what everyone follows. Basically lease devices for 3-4 years and at that time (or when the warranty is up) replace them. I think this is harder for me with my personal systems because I grow attached to them. I know that’s silly, but I have the same problem with my guitar gear. If I no longer use something I should probably get rid of it. I just find it harder when I associate fond memories with something. Anyway, the bottom line is I need to get rid of some of this stuff.

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