What happens to all of your digital web accounts when you die? All those Flickr photos, for instance. Well, Richard Banks, who works on a project called Technology Heirloom for Microsoft Research, created a device meant to pay tribute to a passed love one, called the Timecard:
This is a timeline viewer, meant to represent someone’s life, that we imagine might be the digital equivalent of a photo album or baby book. We’d like to think that it might become a precious object for a family, forming a new class of digital heirloom.