My "hard copy" photo albums stop abruptly in 1999. There was some transition period where I had film cameras and was getting hard copies plus digital on CD.
My earliest (and poorest quality) digital pics are from 1997. The pictures started piling up in earnest in 2000.
I now have close to 3Gigs, 8,460 files in 176 folders. That's cleaned up pictures...no dupes, no throw outs. I keep up with them.
So all I'm saying is I'm ready to play no repeat Free Association for a while.