Every now and then a piece of software comes along that I regret not having any significant use for. The latest is MemoryMiner, which is designed to help you analyse archives of photos, and to tell stories using them. You identify people, places, and times, and MemoryMiner helps you trace the events of a person’s life. It looks like the sort of thing that would be terrific in a family history or eduction project context. It’s also the sort of thing one assumes the intelligence agencies have been using for years, but that’s by the by.

Best of all, it’s been built with care and elegance in mind. Be sure to watch the demo movie. Lovely software. If only I had a use for it…