Tag Archives: digital

The Paperless Office – Scanning: Then and Now

I’ve never been overly neat in my office. Usually piles of papers lay strewn about. About 1997, I thought it might be time to “go digital”, get a scanner, and reduce the paper clutter. Disk drives were just starting to get cheap enough to handle thousands of scanned documents. (Remember, in 1997, there was probably no USB, and definitely no ... Read More »

What if you could remember everything? (Book Review of “Total Recall”)

“Total Recall” is the concept that in today’s digital world, you can save and retrieve massive amounts of data. Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell are both researchers at Microsoft. Gordon is putting all of his atom- and electron-based bits in his local Cyberspace. It is called by MyLifeBits and includes everything he has accumulated, written, photographed, presented, and owns (e.g. ... Read More »