I’ve been helping to sort out the papers of a relative who died at a very good age, sifting through many years’ worth of the documents that life throws up and that we all effortlessly accumulate.
To us, this is a fascinating collection, but what should we actually do with it? Then it struck me: why not use a technique that already popular in the business and academic worlds, and convert it all into a digital archive?
It's very wide-ranging, which Minister John Whittingdale says is to cover the pace of change in media consumption. When the BBC Charter was last changed, websites were young, Twitter didn't exist and so on.
And I don't even like Honda cars.
Although the Wifi in my office was registering nearly at full strength, I’d been finding that it was regularly cutting out, or drastically dropping in download speed. My router is two rooms and three walls away. The solution is to use what are known as Homeplugs; I’ve written about these before, but devolo, one of the bigger brands, has just sent me their latest model to try.
Provided that you are buying everyone a box of tissues, of course.