Right to be forgotten – my personal calendar edition
As I was planning a new item in my schedule last week, my OS X calendar was trying to be helpful by suggesting entries based on previous events in my schedule. This is great on many occasions, but this time it suggested an entry from long ago. Think ten years ago.
In itself this is excellent indexing and good working functionality, but why do I have appointments from more than a decade ago hanging around in me schedule?
When I tried to clean up my history to say this decade, there seem to be no controls to do that. No option to remove / clean up / filter events from a specific time frame in OS X Calendar.
I ended up installing a third party tool that at least could filter based on DECADE to remove everything from the previous decade. Although some events might have been interesting, nobody cares about my dentist appointment and that sort of stuff from ten years ago, right?
Just as memories fade to the more abstract notions of said events, maybe my data should do this too. Or at least give me some options to manage it.