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2004-05-03

The Brain Attic

Found an old piece written by Micah Dubinko - "The Brain Attic", where he's asking for Personal Information Management software. (He's written his own software now - using plain text files: "It's the Data, Stupid")

"What we really need is a better way for our computers to be our brain-attics, freeing us up to do whatever it is that we do best.

So, we need to be able to enter text, and shuffle existing content into the system. We also need to be able to store email and web pages and integrate with browser bookmarks. Contacts. Todo lists. Calendars. Anything that we're currently scribbling on yellow notes stuck on our monitors. And it needs to be searchable. Really quickly searchable, as in keystroke-at-a-time results.

Personal Information Managers (PIMs) have already been invented, right? Well, technically true, the late Lotus Agenda, Outlook, and Evolution being the top contenders. But something's still missing: despite these programs, people still have sticky notes, or worse, a physical desktop that looks like mine."

Mon, 03 May 2004 10:02:03 +0000