Long story in four sentences:
I did an internship as part of my Master’s with Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell using MyLifeBits and the Sensecam, back in 2004. It didn’t go as far as I would have liked because I was hospitalized for half the semester and simply wasn’t able to give it my all. The work I did with them combined with my thesis led to me presenting a paper at CARPE 2005 in Singapore. Their new book came out this week, called Total Recall: How the e-memory revolution will change everything.
I just got the book in the mail today; imagine my great delight to see my name in the acknowledgments! I’m on the shortlist (16 people) for MyLifeBits/CARPE people that also includes one of my thesis advisors, Steve Drucker. Big ups to them for the book and for the shoutout. I can’t wait to read this; I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks.
I’m seeing them speak tomorrow night in Mountain View, if anyone else will be there or is interested. And the book looks interesting from my glances through it, though a little basic if you’ve spent a good amount of time with the subject of recording everything you see.