As most do, I kept stockpiles of media, paper, music, and games.
For a few years now, I’ve gone digital with most things. This week I’ll be able to ditch game discs and go digital with an online catalog of video games with the Xbox One.
I think its tidier, clean and better than stockpiles of “things” around the house.
Most of us started with paper–keeping Word docs or PDFs of everything. Sometimes just on our PC, flash drives, now recently in the Cloud.
Photos have been mostly digital especially now that most are shot on our smartphones. Most are uploaded to the cloud for storage or Facebook and instagram. Now our smartphones are better cameras than the typical point and shoot.
Music came next with Napster and iTunes. I use Spotify and Xbox Music mostly on Sonos speakers around the house and at the office. On the go I can identify and stream music with Windows Phone.
Books now travel to any device you have with Kindle and Nook apps. I’ve used Amazon to buy all the books I read digitally. They all sync to my Surface RT tablet, Nokia smartphone, and Windows notebook as well. The app even allows notetaking, bookmarks, and highlighting.
Later this week, Xbox One will release with the ability to purchase games on the box the day they release. Prior, I’ve had to keep discs in cases and change them out to play the game. Damaged disc, no more game. Now you just purchase them, download, and play.
Thank you Cloud, Internet, and going digital. I like the simplification of keeping things digital, carrying less, and having fewer devices.