Posted by unbrand on 25 June 2006 | 1 Comments
Where do you put stuff? There are different places we put different kinds of information. But if you can't find a place for it, does it get lost? Like if you're holding a jar of pickles and you can't find a place for it on the shelf then you drop it on the floor and forget about it.
Except it's a lot easier to drop information than pickles. Or at least it's less messy.
But we're not supposed to remember everything, right? That's why there's a difference between short and long term memory. So why does Google exist? I think it's because they provide breadth. The problem and really cool part is the depth.
Where do you put stuff? Maybe you put some things where others can see them. That's del.icio.us and livejournal and blogging in general. But what if you want something a little more permanent and definitive and findable, but not in the archival-searchable-Google-WaybackMachine sense?