Every once in a while one runs across an idea that makes perfect sense, yet hasn’t been applied. I’d like to think that applies to a recent posting on ScienceDaily that asserts: “A digital dumping ground lies inside most computers, a wasteland where old, rarely used and unneeded files pile up. Such data can deplete precious storage space, bog down the system's efficiency and sap its energy.”

The remarks arise from a recent paper published by two Johns Hopkins University computer scientists who see a need for a new era of computer cleansing, the posting says. Instead of allowing old and/or useless files to accumulate, the authors recommend a “green” solution summarized using the terms: “reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and dispose.”

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