Friday, January 19, 2007

Broadband and Memory

Only recently have I realised the power of Google Desktop. You can download it in a few seconds to your computer.

I used to have a very good memory but my memory seems to have become more and more selective.

Google Desktop is revolutionising my working practices. Often I forget quite important things in my every day life.

I was invited last week to go to the Royal Opera House to a performance of the Nutcracker.

Unfortunately a few days before we went, I was very embarrassed because when I was asked what I was going to see. I could not remember!.

Google Desktop served me very well and is changing my life.

I got 23 hits for Nutcracker, not on the web but hits for information stored on my computer !! There were five sorts of hit.
  • The receipt for the tickets when we went to the Nutcracker in 2004 with the prices of the tickets.
  • A review of the Matthew Bourne production that we saw on that occasion.
  • An invitation to go the Nutcracker this year
  • A podcast to enable us to go through the story so that we could understand what was going on
  • A Jacqui Lawson Birthday Card with the music from the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker
Google has seriously changed my life. We can all use Google Desktop in order to enhance our memories as our original memories grow old. When I first told this story to my friends, one of them suggested that Google might be spying on all the files in my computer. I do not think that this is so as long as I have my popup blocker on!!

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