I’ve always been a big fan of the Long Now project and all that stuff about really long-range thinking and using technology to defy the fugitive nature of memory and human culture and so on (although I can’t help but harbour a tiny fear that there’s a secret fascistic earth cult hiding in there somewhere and that one day all those benign-looking hippy-billionaires will turn super-advanced weapons on the rest of us and make us wear spandex uniforms and eat Alfalfa or something).
So anyway, Evernote, which has been a fairly handy universal note-taking doodad for Windows for years, is evolving into something much grander: a sort of personal companion to the Long Now libraries and clocks and priesthoods. It’s a cloud of clever apps and services that you can use to remember everything forever. And they’re serious about the everything part and the forever part. Of course, it turns out the organisations overlap: Evernote founders are Long Now charter members and so on, so they have priorities in common (and now my conspiracy cult thing looks a bit less crazy, right?).
Jon Udell has interviewed Endnote CEO and all-round interesting bloke Phil Libin about what he calls ‘personal outboard memory’. You can listen the interview here or as part of the IT Conversations podcast here.
By the way, this has been my first contribution to the Rememble blog since I joined Gavin as an advisor to help him and his team turn Rememble into something huge and… er… memorable.
[Posted by Steve Bowbrick]
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