As I purge all of my old paperwork and throw three-ring binders into the trash heap, I can't let go of at least a remnant of what I'm purging. Hence the fancy pants scanner and the attention to detail. Surely in my old shit there is something useful for the Apocalypse. If not at least I will still be able to read about ways to compile winhelp.
For example I have 3-ring binders (STILL TO THIS DAY) I must destroy. While 3-ring binders were the standard by which many technical writers both excelled and failed, my only connection is that I rarely made them and mocked them often. I was young, arrogant and full of CD-ROM aspirations.
But that's neither here nor there. My full on obsession for conferences and learning kept me holding on to archaic proceedings as if they were magical. As I try to kill my inner pack rat, I still recognize the importance of respecting the old content and preserving it because it took time and money to put together. Admittedly, there is also solid, relevant content in them too.
Plus, it's not actually saying goodbye.
A few scans and shreds latter I have these items:
I forgot to include this one too:
Chunk, baby, chunk!
- Today's Wireless World Magazine Receives International Award of Excellence (eon.businesswire.com)
- A First-Timer's Experience at the Technical Editing SIG Progression: Editing Challenges and Opportunities (tc.eserver.org)
- STC members reject merger with AJC (news.theage.com.au)