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Do you file personal documents electronically?

I recently came across an article where a woman was venting about how years ago, during the emergence of the home computer, people were saying that we would be a paperless society–when in fact, she feels, we are using more paper than ever before. She explained that she has so many documents, for business, school, and personal use, that one thing a computer can’t do is manage them all. Because of that, she maintains an arsenal of printed documents to rummage through when she needs them.

Sometimes, I think it is easier for us to comprehend the organization of our paperwork when we see it in front of us. If our documents are filed away in a neat eDoc program on our computer or tablet, somehow it becomes invisible and seems less manageable. Perhaps with continuing advancement of technology and the shifting of this mindset, we will be able to organize our files electronically without feeling that loss of control. What do you think? Would you prefer to file your documents electronically or not?

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