Data archiving 1992 style

5 09 2016


Here are some of my PhD data, stored in a farm plastic overboot… and I think it’s time they can go.

I am moving offices, and having a major sort out. Today I chucked out loads of overhead projector sheets from talks I gave in the mid 90’s (lovingly but pointlessly brought over from the UK); found an early draft of my first ever manuscript, with rude comments scrawled on it by my then supervisor, Pat Bateson; and stumbled across an undergraduate lab notebook from David McFarland (which I stole from a rubbish bin in Oxford when he was going through the same process).