MyLifeBits

Jim Whitehead ejw at cse.ucsc.edu
Tue Apr 22 13:37:02 PDT 2003


http://research.microsoft.com/barc/MediaPresence/MyLifeBits.aspx

MyLifeBits Project
Microsoft Bay Area Research Center Media Presence Group

MylifeBits is a lifetime store of everything. It is the fulfillment of
Vannevar Bush’s 1945 Memex vision including full-text search, text & audio
annotations, and hyperlinks.

Gordon Bell has captured a lifetime's worth of articles, books, cards, CDs,
letters, memos, papers, photos, pictures, presentations, home movies,
videotaped lectures, and voice recordings and stored them digitally. He is
now paperless, and is beginning to capture phone calls, television, and
radio.

MyLifeBits software leverages SQL server to support: hyperlinks,
annotations, reports, saved queries, pivoting, clustering, and fast search.
It includes tools to make annotation easy, including  gang annotation on
right click, voice annotation, and browser integration. Its browser tool
records a copy of every web page visited.


- Jim



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