Paul Ford on looking back, digitally :
My big idea was: If I can quickly look through all of my old emails I will be able to observe how my thoughts have evolved. I’ll learn something fundamental about myself and how I’ve grown as a person —for example, the difference between being in my early 20s and being 40.
This seemed like an interesting thing to do, so I did it. But the experiment was a failure, and not very edifying.