What sorts of incredible uses can you envision from this data?
The perils of desktop tracking
Posted Apr 19, 2012 14:14 UTC (Thu) by fb (subscriber, #53265)
> What sorts of incredible uses can you envision from this data?
I also can't see the point of it. Myself, I save all the keystrokes I care about inside 'files'.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 16:05 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
I wouldn't mind a computer with photographic memory and instant recall. My PC nowadays is more or less just a overgrown terminal for most things I do nowadays anyways.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 20:03 UTC (Thu) by fuhchee (guest, #40059)
I'd love to have one with systemic undo capabilities, but that would need more than just keystroke recording.
Posted Apr 20, 2012 8:42 UTC (Fri) by fb (subscriber, #53265)
As I am sure you know, there is no point in having all the data in the planet if you can't make sense of it.
> I wouldn't mind a computer with photographic memory and instant recall. My PC nowadays is more or less just a overgrown terminal for most things I do nowadays anyways.
For me the 'best' current balance for (i) 'photographic memory', (ii) synchronization (between the 4 computers I use routinely -- make it 5 if you include the smart-phone), (iii) and keeping only relevant data is:
- GMail for mail and contacts
- Google Calendar
- RememberTheMilk for sharing notes with my boss (aka 'wife')
For managing/remembering/synchronizing/versioning anything else I just use Git and private repos at GitHub.
Actually the one thing I still need to improve is actually doing some form of 'transparent / easy' encryption so that I can also push sensitive data into GitHub (e.g. my Git 'tax info' repository).
Posted Apr 19, 2012 19:11 UTC (Thu) by davide.del.vento (guest, #59196)
Posted Apr 20, 2012 8:20 UTC (Fri) by jezuch (subscriber, #52988)
http://www.ted.com/talks/jer_thorp_make_data_more_human.html (For a quasi-related example. You may see only a big blob of useless data and potential privacy risk; this guy sees much, much more.)
Posted Apr 20, 2012 16:05 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Apr 25, 2012 8:38 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
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