Microsoft want to digitize, categorize, annotate, link, collect and save your life. You may visit the web page, MyLifeBits Demo, and watch videos that demonstrate how you may use MyLifeBits. Too much information can be a terrible burden, I guess.
I recognize the usefulness of this application for organizing and annotating photographs for the purposes of genealogy, family life stories and travel documentaries. However, to think that we want to save every email, record every phone call, archive all our websites, and preserve our personal calendars forever is the ultimate in hubris, even for Bill Gates.
Think about it. If you are on spring break in college, do you really need every picture and video saved for prosperity. "Yes, honey, this is mommy doing body shots off the abdomen of her best friend. This was just before they shot the Girls Gone Wild video. Would you like to see that? Oh, I wonder how that got linked to the video of your home birth! Oh well . . . "
There are some things best forgotten. I guess it could help Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan keep track of their DUIs, jail terms and lawyers. I shudder to think about what a disgruntled ex-employee to the rich and famous could do with this tool. Do we really need this?
They should have used the Camtasia or PowerPoint for the demo. The written explanations and the quick and silent movies are disjointed and hard to follow. So, I guess our little bits o' life are safe for now.