The last time I looked, life was absolutely impossible without having 3 ring binders. I can't imagine the fall out if I didn't store all my vital data in a binder. What would your professor think if you showed up in class with a handfull of loose papers. I shudder to think of the consequences. Okay, so that's a little over the top. The fact is these binders really are helpful when you have the requirement to keep things organized. I also remember my younger sister treating her binder like it had the formula to world peace inside it. The fact is I was intrigued by her reverence for it.