[LINK] Some scary stuff
Mon Nov 25 00:33:13 EST 2002
On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Dr. Bob Jansen wrote:
> Found the following article on the Preservation Digest. I can think
> of no better organisation to care for and protect my personal
> documents and media than the big-Mi...oft. :-)
> >The <A
> >project aims to put all personal documents and media online,
> >to allow time-shifting, and location independence when you are connected to
> >MyLifeBits. <A
> >HREF="http://research.microsoft.com/users/gbell/">Gordon Bell</A>
> >has captured 10 gigabytes of articles, books, cards,
> >CDs, letters, memos, papers, photos, pictures, presentations, home movies,
> >videotaped lectures, and voice recordings and stored them digitally. One of
> >the challenges of this project is to encourage people to take their personal
> >memorabilia out of the shoebox and store them online. The technical challenge
> >is ensuring that this information will be readable by future devices.We are
Does this imply that they will be using open standards with long life
cycles, or are they still going to use their own proprietory storage
> >building software to support MyLifeBits, beginning with a MyLifeBits Server
> >that can support capture, storage, and management of personal media,
> >including: TV with Web enchancement, radio, personal music collections, and
> >home video.
Given the tendencies with other M$ situation where they have encouraged
storage of data, and then claimed the right to use that data as and when
they like...no thanks.
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