Total Recall is the project that I worked on in the summer of 2003 as an Extreme Blue intern at IBM.
Since I don't understand all of the legal stuff that goes along with working for a big company,
I'm not sure how much I can say about it, though we were allowed to speak to PC Magazine about
it so they could write this article,
so that information is in the public domain. Also, 9 patent disclosures came out of the Total Recall
project, of which I was listed on 6.
Today, Google released its own desktop search tool,
to the Seattle Times, Google Desktop Search was code-named Total Recall!
I find the coincidence a little uncanny, so I emailed the author, asking her to double-check
her facts about the code name.
She wrote back and assured me that there was no mistake --
both projects are code-named Total Recall.
Here I am demoing (the real!) Total Recall to IBM CEO Sam Palmisano (August 2003):