Ambient Findability and the Ham

by F.

Between Spotlight, DEVONthink, and Google, almost all the information I need seems to be at my fingertips (literally). But today I had an experience that made me think I should perhaps close the computer for a while.

I was making lunch and had misplaced some ham. Looking in the fridge and not finding it, I thought, “Command-F Ham.”


Someday the fridge will have search, the ham will have an edible, chemical ID tag, and I’ll be able to just ask the fridge where the ham went.