Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Digital history for the win

Amex is making claiming for my lost watch quite easy and our digital history is making it not too hard to get the details for the claim; Outlook gives me the days we were in the hotel and the eticket for the flight (via a search from the Start bar) and OneNote 2010 lets me print it into the page of details - same with the email from the hotel responding to me reporting the loss, which goes into the same page (this is such a useful feature), as does the mail from the gallery with the picture of the watch and the replacement cost...

But when did I buy the watch? I bought it at a gallery in Ghirardelli Square (that's now moved to Sausalito) but we visit San Francisco several times a year. At first tanais and sbisson thought I bought the watch around the time of our North American Engagement Party @ Bacon 2004 organised by rowanf - Outlook says we went to Baycon and Windows Live Photo Gallery shows I'm not wearing it on the 28th May or the 30th May or the 1st June or at our wedding, so it must be later. I'm not wearing it in July 2005 when I went out to the Valley of Fire but we have pictures of Ghirardelli Square that we took on the 26th August - and on the 27th August there's a photo of me in our friend Rick's Mini Cooper - wearing the watch that looks brand new, so I bought it 26/08/05 ;-) Thank you WLPG!
Tags: archives, photo, technology

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