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'Pack Rats' in the Digital Age

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'Pack Rats' in the Digital Age

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While old comic books and clothes clutter house closets, old emails, photos and music files can take up space in your digital closets. Today's pack rats are hoarding gigabytes of data and finding that pressing 'delete' is just as hard as tossing old belongings in the trash.

Mark McCluskey, products editor at Wired magazine

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