Memex lives!

Gordon Bell, engineer and innovator responsible for – among other things – the DEC VAX computer, has entered “nearly everything possible from his entire life” into his computer as part of a Microsoft research project. He hopes to create a free-form database for organising your whole life. I need one of those. Thanks to Jack Schofield for the link.

Jack’s Google tips

From the outboard brain department, here’s Jack Schofield’s October piece documenting the neat things you can do to improve the results of your Google searches. I searched for this article for about twenty minutes using The Guardian’s search function and then it occurred to me to use Google… Duh. Jack’s a great exponent of the ‘Google-as-universal-interface’ school of thought.