I keep them
I still have all my paper planner pages from 1989-1995. In addition to the paper I have them scanned as PDF's. When I switched to an electronic planner in 1996 I still printed out paper copies of the data and also have a scanned PDF of the data as well.
Originally Posted by chris6h
I frequently find myself pulling them out to reference something or to check on something. Usually only for stuff within the last 10 years but I dig into the archives often enough that I know I'd miss them if I got rid of them. I do track how often I get into the older stuff and it generally runs to about 6-10 times a year that I go back into the really old files. I wish I had my old ones from 1981 (when I started keeping a planner) until 1989 but I stupidly got rid of those during a move.
I am considering doing new scans of the paper stuff (better resolution, color and searchable) and getting rid of the individual daily pages but keeping the overall monthly calendar. Haven't made a final decision yet though.
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