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[Apr. 7th, 2008|02:52 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I did quite a lot of sorting out of stuff over the weekend. One of the boxes I opened contained all my noted form University and 6th form, in a load of Lever Arch folders. I don't really want to throw them away, but there is a degree of feeling that I may just be keeping them for the sake of. The fact that they were in this old sealed box suggests that for the last 5 years or so they've done nothing more than live in a box and be moved from house to house to flat to flat. There's really no point beyond silly nostalgia in keeping these is there?



[User Picture]From: chiller
2008-04-07 02:03 pm (UTC)
Wrap them in a bin liner and bury them somewhere! 3,000 years from now, an archaeologist will be dead excited about them!
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2008-04-07 02:06 pm (UTC)
Taking into account my response, it should be noted that I, too, have still retained several lever arch files with all my notes from University in.

I also have a large collection of Bank Statements dating all the way back until I was um 14, I think. Christ. Twenty years worth worth of statements. I should chuck(well shred-then-chuck) em, or at the very least, the first 15 years worth.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-04-07 03:56 pm (UTC)
moi aussi, although only about 10 years of bank statements, and i think i reused my lever arch file every term, so rest of "notes" just in envelopes...
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2008-04-07 02:13 pm (UTC)
I binned most of my notes the day after I finished my finals (though the odd bit turns up occasionally).

It could probably have all been condensed into 3 sides of A4 anyway.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2008-04-07 02:21 pm (UTC)
Advances in Science means everything in those notes is now known to be wrong anyhow
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-04-07 02:28 pm (UTC)
I am always firmly in the "chuck" camp. Even when it comes to things like my own clothes.
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[User Picture]From: lebeautemps
2008-04-07 03:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah - bin, well, recycle....
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[User Picture]From: nja
2008-04-07 03:32 pm (UTC)
I got rid of my uni/A-level notes last year. I do still have O-level books which I'm going to sort through at some point.
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[User Picture]From: rebl1969
2008-04-07 03:42 pm (UTC)
I recently tossed all my university papers except for my final transcripts and any research papers I wrote for my major, in case I actually some day do go to grad school and become an Art Historian like I had originally planned to do...19 years ago.
Everything else went bye-bye.
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[User Picture]From: perdita_fysh
2008-04-07 03:42 pm (UTC)
I've just given over two of the shelves on my new bookcases to my A Level and University notes. I might have taken this latest move as an opportunity to throw them away but I actually looked something up in one of them in the last year so that validates their continued existence (I can't remember now what it was but it still counts).

Plus the reason to move them was in part to release enough space on the bookshelves in the office to fit my current university notes *&)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-07 03:49 pm (UTC)
I actually looked something up in one of them in the last year so that validates their continued existence

Perhaps I'll go through them, and if there's anything in there that isn't on Wikipedia I'll keep them. Or I could just add it - do my A level notes count as a valid citation for Wikipedia. I bet it wouldn't be the worst source used on there.
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2008-04-07 04:31 pm (UTC)
I chucked all mine away when my Dad moved house. So, about ten years after I graduated. They'd been in the loft untouched the whole time. It was quite amusing to flick through before chucking though.

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[User Picture]From: nou
2008-04-07 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm quite sad that I've managed to lose mine. I was keeping them until MathML became useful, as my plan was to transcribe them. Somewhere in many many house moves I've managed to lose almost everything except second-year undergrad set theory and some stuff about asymptotic methods that I got off the internet in the first place anyway.
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