Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Things I wish they'd invent

Wouldn't it be awesome if there was such thing as a thought recorder?

Imagine that you're having a discussion with a client who is taking six years to tell you the same story he told you yesterday. Your mind wanders and you run through what you need to do before your big meeting this afternoon. "Call Susan and arrange a projector. Print out four copies of the contract. Make sure you don't seat Clive next to Deon because they'll start talking about rubgy and we'll never get anything done."

Of course, by the time your conversation has concluded, you'll have forgotten all of these things. But if you had a thought recorder, you could have taken notes without your client even knowing. This magical machine could be a small earpiece - inobtrusive and hardly noticeable. And it could have the capability, like modern voice recorders, to be plugged straight into your computer. That way you could download your thoughts and save them to the relevant file. The recorder would, of course, have "password protect" capability (you would only be able to access the files by thinking of the password) and be able to transcribe thoughts into picture or text files.

Imagine - all those blog posts you think of late at night might actually get published!

7 comments:

po said...

You know, I composed a blog post in my head while I was walking to work this morning and I now have no idea what it was :(

Yes please to the thought recorder.

angel said...

I'd like that!
Though I have been known to take notes whilst talking to people, about stuff unrelated to the conversation...

Forever Feline said...

Wow that would be really neat :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I spent an hour today trying to remember something brilliant I was going to post about but it never came back to me.

Cam said...

HA HA. I'd love a machine like that...

...oh wait, it's called an imac! :D

Spear said...

As long as it have both a thought-to-text & a thought-to-speach function.

Tamara said...

Po: happens to me all the time!

Angel: Me too. Or I just doodle and let them think I'm taking notes on what they're saying ;-)

FF: I think so.

Rachel: Thanks for stopping by. That is something that happens at least once a week to me!

Cam: Oh here we go with the Mac love again!

Spear: Seeing it exists only in my imgination, I am happy to agree to that ;-) Welcome back to blogland, btw.