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Random Thought for Friday, March 27, 2015: The Infamous ‘Circular file’

IMG_20140503_115522Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

I work in IT and I have seen many strange things over the years.

I’ve see computers live a dual life as the classroom computer/Ant Farm.  I’ve see systems that are so impacted with dirt that you litterally have to use a trowel to clean them out. I’ve seen the desktop screen for user’s soo cluttered with icons that you actually can’t see the wallpaper anymore.

The strangest thing I have seen and still don’t understand is the use of any of the ‘delayed deletion’ icons in Windows being used for filing purposes.

Lately, I have seen more and more people use the Windows Recycle Bin as a place to store files.  I am also seeing people use the Trash in Outlook to again, file away email.

Using these two locations is not a bad thing if you are using them to delete files and/or emails.

Why are people using these locations to store IMPORTANT information?

The only reason I can think of is that people are hiding things that they want to delete quickly for some reason.  It is the only logical reason I can think of.

I mean, you don’t store food in the garbage can at home, why would you put your files in the trash.

Yup, the more I observe about human behavior, the more I get confused.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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