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Is Digital Lifestyle Aggregation the Future?

It’s really strange when something you’ve been thinking about writing shows up written by someone else. Well, this is just what happened with Marc Canter’s “Digital Lifestyle Aggregation” post. Essentially, Digital Lifestyle Aggregation (DLA) takes all the disparate pieces of your digital life and puts it in one, easily accessible place. Here’s Marc’s definition:

Digital Lifestyle Aggregation is the notion of a software layer that unites all of the aspects of digital convergence. Whether it be a media collection at home, a calendar of memeories of road trips or to do lists for a picnic in the park – DLAs (digital lifestyle aggregators) will become a major part of our lives in the future.

Essentially, this is compiling all the stuff from the long tail and compiling it in one place. (For those who wanter more long tail info, read Chris Anderson’s Wired article or check out his Long Tail blog. While you’re at it, you can also read my post, “The Long Tail of Digital Life”, if you’re interested.)

Unfortunately, I don’t really have time to get into everything I want to right now. But if you’re interested, go check out those articles and hopefully I’ll get working on my ideas for DLA.

February 7, 2005