Most of what I do at the computer (now retired) is "knowledge work." As former teacher, essayist, blogger and newspaper columnist, I browse, read, annotate, catalogue and synthesize material across a wide swath of topics in environmental and health areas. Mostly until just yesterday discovering Memex, web information had to be clumsily bookmarked or extracted—to diigo, dynamist, one note, devonthink etc.
Now, the Internet and the browser can potentially become the center of my work—source and extracted information and inter-connections all potentially managed via Memex. I see this through what this product can become, encouraged by the active and enthusiastic development it is receiving. I am encouragd as well by the motives and values that drive your work—an ethic that comes at a crucial time in the quest for trust and truth.
I will get to know Memex better, then see if I can inspire a few of my geeky friends to use it—although why would not everyone who uses a browser want the features it offers, even if only the search-in-pages function alone?
I am not a coder but an end-user with fairly high demand for features. I will explore your fee structure and see where I fit in. It is a little complicated at first glance. So I will just hang out for a while and continue, I’m sure, to find more and more ways Memex can help me in my reading, research and recall. Thank you for your vision and your work.