I'm just about finished packing. Just out of curiosity, I counted the boxes of information that I'm moving—not counting documents that I need to keep for legal or record-keeping reasons or anything like that, just books and papers that I'm keeping purely for the value of the information in them.
- 4 milk-crate-sized boxes of notebooks/papers/printed articles/photocopies/etc. from my undergraduate and graduate courses
- 1 milk-crate-sized box of coursepacks from my undergraduate courses
- 17 smallish boxes of books
- A half-box of cookbooks
- Two years' worth of American Libraries and Information Technology in Libraries
I hereby resolve to think about moving 22-boxes-plus worth of paper next time I'm tempted to print an article to write notes on it or to buy a paper book that I could get as a (not DRMed-to-death) e-book. Henceforth (or at least until I'm settled into someplace that I have no intention of moving out of ever again) all of my information is going to be electronic.