We can all admit to collecting something weird. For me, it was Absolute Vodka ads in the 5th grade. They were currency and could often get you Cheeze-its instead of Cheetos, and sometimes could be swapped for hard cash.
I also went through a year of collecting hotel pens. My dad was always bringing them home from business trips, so when we went on vacation with the family, I always had the extra pleasure in snagging my own.
“For one year, at the end of every month, I collected and saved the contents of my vacuum cleaner.
Collecting physical things is just the start. One professor believes that collecting and cataloging our digital archives will be a common trait of the educated.