Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Now here's the thing....

I like a clean ship.  But life isn't like that much.  Especially these days with all the gigabytes of information one carries around.  It's worse than possessions.  With material things, at least they can be crammed into a storage facility where you know you still have everything but just can't quite get at it very easily.

But your digital life is another story.  With all the different web sites, blogs, and the social media, everything you've created, everything you've expressed about yourself - hell, you're whole personality - your SELF, is spread all over creation, a bit here, a byte there, and there's no single place you can go to get it if you want it.

Things get lost that way, out of site (sic) out of mind.  There's got to be a better way.  Wouldn't it be nice if every time you created anything, a blog entry, a photo, a sound recording, a video, a caption for a picture, a personal journal entry - whatever - that it could simultaneously: 1. be archived by date, medium, and topic, and 2. be instantly distributed to all your social sites, web sites, and blogs with a single button push?  Wouldn't that be great?

Imagine - without any work on your part, you'd have a chronology of every your put out there into cyber space.  You could run up and down your life story and see it flash before your eyes whenever you wanted, rather than having to wait until those last few moments before you die.

And since it is also auto-saved by medium, you could jump to just the photos or the videos or the journal entries.  And, since it is also by topic, you could find everything in any medium or time that has to do with camping or sci-fi or collecting coins or about your kids.

Plus, it would be saved in the cloud, securely, and also in some form or other that couldn't be erased or wiped out by an EMP in nuclear war, as if that would be your first concern.  But I know I'd think of it while dusting off the fallout and I bet I'm not alone.

Well, I've got a bunch of ideas I've been working out around this notion, but as usual, I haven't found a single place that offers such a system or package of services.  So, once again, its just another idea that won't go anywhere by my hand.  But, if you've got the ken to give it a whirl, let me know and maybe we can build this thing!

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