Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Internet as Personal Memory

Well, the Internet is going to become my audio/video/photographic memory. My flickr account lets me store my photos online. Soon I will start uploading videos to Google Video (or somewhere) so the whole world can watch my home movies....

You know, there's a touch of this in Bruce Sterling's short story, "Maneki Neko". It's a great story, and can be found in his anthology "A Good, Old-Fashioned Future".

I'm continuing my move to the use of all Open software. I have one Linux box up and running. It was rescued from a relative, had XP home on it, and was almost completely trashed by viruses. Since it came to me for free, I didn't feel like I was risking anything by formatting the disk and starting over.

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