Documented Life
August 9, 2003 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Documented Life Miles has put his whole life up online for us to look at pictorially. It's actually quite a poignant exercise, as we see the sweep of a life within a few clicks of a mouse -- like a weblog telling his story over a greatly extended period.
posted by feelinglistless (8 comments total)
... and some reason this feels like a scene from 'Being John Malkovich' or an online version of 'The Truman Show'.
posted by feelinglistless at 5:31 PM on August 9, 2003

Oh and link via The Meaning of Life.
posted by feelinglistless at 5:32 PM on August 9, 2003

Cute! I'm glad he ditched the pony-hair.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:08 PM on August 9, 2003

I was really touched by this. Just reading about how some years he was confused, or tried things and gave up on them, but still managed to figure things out and move on. . .
Great link.
posted by bonheur at 6:34 PM on August 9, 2003

From his FAQ:

2: Isn't this site an exercise in egomania?

Yes. But at least it's getting exercise.

Heh...good reply.
posted by davidmsc at 7:22 PM on August 9, 2003

Many many many years ago, back when I owned a TRS-80, I dreamed of doing something like this, except in a VR-ery kind of situation, where I could 'fly through' my life, and dive into images for more detail and stuff.

I never did try. The tech still isn't good enough to build something like that with out of the box software, I don't think....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:26 PM on August 9, 2003

Yep, I've actually got a autobliography subdomain setup for just such purposes. I'd like to do a timeline but haven't really found anything (aside from hiring a flash programmer) that would work yet... Miles looks like he's working it out with what's at hand, very cool.
posted by daver at 7:46 AM on August 10, 2003

Lovely, lovely site. Nice to see such spunk, grace, and candor from a guy my age. Hard to look at Miles' site without getting creative ideas of one's own, which is one definition of a great website. Thanks for posting it.
posted by digaman at 1:05 PM on August 10, 2003

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