Friday, 17 December 2004

Personal storage... I've often pondered how much digital storage an average person uses, or would use, in a fully digital life. All the pics, the data, the music - things that you'd like to have handy on your person. Well, this amusing article ( discusses just that, and extends this into personal transportation too.

On a not dissimilar subject, I was intrigued by an article in Wired about the prospect of a visual google. Finally a practical use for those bloody camera phones!

Found this interesting site on my web wanderings today. Peter Cochrane is a proponent of some serious thoughtware, and it's fascinating to read not only his thoughts, but also about his personality and life. Picked up this poem from there too:-

With Clean Hands
O great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to the world, hear me!
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

The author is apparently an unknown native american indian. Nice, simple sentiment.
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