ONE OF THE BY-PRODUCTS of transferring work from one laptop to another is realising the amount of digital archiving that's needed in my life. All sorts of geolocation data, like the screenshot of free wifi nodes at left, make my daily life more productive but I don't have a productive work flow to keep things tidy. I've thousands of audio files, gigabytes of video files and nearly a terabyte of still images that I've collected since I first started carrying a cameraphone in 2002. The phone is just one part of the challenge. I've Acrobat documents, legacy XML material from four personal laptops, a suitcase of 3.5" floppies and a small box of 5 1/4" floppies that mark my time on a personal computer back in the early 80s. I don't want to invoke a grandiose policy on archiving my digital life but I'm very uncomfortable about the level of benign neglect that's become my digital archiving policy. I don't want to reach retirement age and discover my life has been one big exercise in digital amnesia.