Here at reQall, it's a given that we're fanatical about memory. We exist to help you improve your memory and, through it, your life and your relationships.
Our interest in memory is of two kinds – one is capturing the most important bits of things you need to not forget and then providing well-timed, automatic retrieval. These bits and pieces can't stay top-of-mind because you need your reason and memory for other critical things. But often they make the difference between remembering that your wedding anniversary is Friday - and the doghouse. With reQall you're given the luxury of forgetting things until you need to remember.
There's another kind of memory that excites us and drives us to constantly improve reQall capabilities. It's the role reQall can play in keeping "organic" memory (much prized these days) strong. Tamin Ansary noted that the days are gone when we can lie idly beside a stream and memorize the entire “Iliad” in Greek. We need our minds for many other things - generally all at once. Time is our new luxury. Organic recall is becoming a new, necessary, status symbol.
When a thought is fresh in our mind, our memory is stronger. reQall's patent pending "memory jogger" capability can work in the background to keep our "organic" memory strong, automatically delivering nuggets of information to exercise our brains. The "memory jogger" anticipates memory needs by looking forward to the things that are coming up in our lives, identifying associations among the various data given to reQall, and factoring in how we've used reQall in the past. In the end, it’s like having a discrete personal assistant whisper in our ear the things we need to know before we need it.
Unless someone finds a way to return to the time-stretched days of the “Iliad,” I'm thinking that the organic memory enhancement of reQall will continue to be one of the best ways to gain a better memory. What do you think? What tricks and techniques do you use to improve your memory? What are the hardest things for you to remember? How have you used reQall to meet the challenge?