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WWW Conference Mulls Web as Personal Memory Store (21 May 2004)
Imagine storing a lifetime worth of experiences and memories in your computer: every single conversation you’ve ever had, every book you’ve ever read, television show watched, photo taken, business or greeting card received. Increasing data storage capabilities, along with research projects like Stuff I’ve Seen, a tool that makes it easy to find things you’ve seen before, and SenseCam, a small, wearable camera that captures your daily life in photos, are paving the way to a day when we’ll be able to store and search all of this data. At the 2004 World Wide Web Conference, Rick Rashid, senior vice president, Microsoft Research, discussed some of the possibilities of a terabyte of storage and how the Internet is empowering people.
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