links for 2008-12-09

  • "Organizing all our stuff, let alone the stuff we want but don’t have, is a chore to which computation is well suited, but we’ve always forced people into using the tools a retailer has at hand, such as bar codes and hand-scanners, to gather this kind of product information. I’ve had a CueCat, used half a dozen web cam-based barcode scanners, and many other approaches to gathering a digital catalog of the books, let alone all the detritus that adds significance to my life in different settings. So far, I only feel the absence of the connections I have tried to make with all these tools. Amazon Remembers is a promising step in a new direction."

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