Let's start off talking about email. I have a complete archive of all my email going back to 1989. Here's a plot with a dot showing the time of each of the third of a million emails I've sent since 1989:
OK. So email is one kind of data I've systematically archived. And there's a huge amount that can be learned from that. Another kind of data that I've been collecting is keystrokes. For many years, I've captured every keystroke I've typed -- now more than 100 million of them:
He what? He what? He archived every keystroke for a decade.
I am in a great deal of awe and not a little bit of outright worship at this project. Holy shit. Why didn't I do that?? Look at those fucking graphs. Just fucking look at them.