I've been thinking a lot about archiving my Internet activity as a physical object so it is not just wasted time, but a materialization of something that would otherwise not fully exist. So Arend told me about an Austin man with OCD who wrote a program to download the internet onto CDs. If he weren't in jail for possessing child pornography then he ought to have a show.

"Perez's compulsion would also characterize his use of the Internet. Specifically, Perez told the court, he was trying to make a "backup" of all online content - that is, the manic and absurd ambition to duplicate the entire World Wide Web, initially from Usenet sites. "

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