Saving a digital copy.
For a number of years now I've been attempting to combat linkrot and save ink
at one and the same time. When I find an article that I think I'll want to refer
to again I simply use the Save as... option from the File menu in Explorer
and keep a copy for myself. I'm adept enough at HTML such that I can edit out
superfluous graphics or advertisements from the articles and save only the text.
But doing so, though perhaps aesthetically more pleasing than a copy with all
those uncalled for ads, is time consuming. Even if I'm on a saving binge, copying
and saving articles right and left, even when I save with the advertisements I
hardly make a dent in my hard drive capacity.
But in this way I've solved only part of the problem. The clutter on my desk may
have been temporarily halted, and the demands on the already limited space in
my filing cabinet may have declined, but I'm still going to have to search for
the particular article that I want. Which brings me to what might be considered
the Holy Grail-type quest for the ultimate web tool.
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