In the course of this afternoon alone, I’ve wished for the following tools to exist in my life:
- A magical, simple calendaring system that will show me at a glance where I can fit an hour conference call into the workdays of eight people in three time zones.
- A plug-in that will look up any word or phrase on a page (highlighted and right-clicked) in Wikipedia or the library catalog
- A library catalog that’s as forgiving and flexible as Amazon or Google
- A plug-in for my brain that will quickly and easily upload all the information I should already know about competing RSS formats and readers, and whether it’s worth learning to use a tool like aideRSS, which claims to be able to make my life easier (but about which I have some doubts)
- A device that finds the bathrooms in buildings I’ve never been in before (handheld?)
- A TARDIS
I know some of this exists, in one form or another–Google Calendar, for instance–and there must be (I’m sure) a Wikipedia search plug-in. But if anyone has suggestions for lifehacking these kinds of things, please let me know. And feel free to send spare TARDISes C.O.D.