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The act of hoarding material or information for a later date utilizing the space by saving, archiving or storing it in some kind of digital format.
The idea that putting a digital artifact or object into a digital storage space does not take up any space allows one to add more and more information to a pace without it ever getting heavier. It takes less time to capture a piece of information and store it than ti takes to take that pieces of information out, whether by printing, exchanging, reviewing, etc. Video cameras are the most extreme form of this, as it is very easy to input information and data into them, to record information, but very difficult to take it out.
"How do you manage the steady stream of information to your multitude of inboxes? What are your methods for managing digital clutter? Do you adhere to strict practices like Inbox Zero? If so, share your secrets! If not, what works for you?" 
- Nearly limitless storage is great, in that you never have to delete anything, but how do you stay on top of things with so much digital detritus? | New York Times http://nyti.ms/hhHFdQ