Re: What to do with the journals?

Subject: Re: What to do with the journals?
From: Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 09:53:42 CST

[stack management system deleted]
|} One such pile that is fairly large is my stack of STC Journals. While
|} I get rid of all the other mailings that come in once I'm done with
|} them (yes, I recycle too), last year's STC journals didn't get that
|} fate. Most of them are only half-read (the road to hell . . .), and
|} the pile is too large for my management style's tastes.
|} So my question to the virtual you: who saves these things? I'm considering
|} getting yet another box to stick in the attic, but I already have
|} SOOOO much stuff. Who really thinks they're worth referencing?

First response: Breaking out my trusty ruler, and arranging the STC
portion of the Department ``library'' in a stack, I find that our somewhat
complete collection of STC Journals dating from 1982 forms a stack about
25 cm tall. When actually shelved within their cardboard magazine boxes,
they take up about 30 cm. (about a foot for the metrically challenged)

For the price of that little bit of realestate, our department gets the
benefit of over ten years of research, opinion, experience, and sometimes
unadulterated hyperbole, with little or no advertising taking up space.
About the only book on the shelf with a better signal to noise ratio is
the phone book, and we recycle those once a year.

Second response: If you are not the sort of person that makes use of
reference works, the Encyclopedia Galactica in a laptop reader doesn't
do you any good so get rid of the lot...

Tom Warrens suggestion looks like your best bet...

/ ___ __/__\ \ / / _\ Steve Fouts
/___ \| | ___\ | / __\ sfouts -at- ellison -dot- ti -dot- com
/ / \ | \ / \
/_______/__|_______\_/________\ Unprovided with original learning,
uninformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition,
I resolved to write a book. -- Edward Gibbon

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