Desktop Summit: Claire Rowland on service design
Posted Aug 18, 2011 21:53 UTC (Thu) by nix
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Completely agreed. A couple of things that jumped out, though:
For example, an app could tag the Twitter tweets that you have seen on a particular device, so that they don't have to be downloaded on a different device.
We had this 25 years ago, with messages longer than 140 characters and with so very much less buzzwordiness, and we called it '.newsrc'. Everything old is new again...
Things in the real world that have not been connected to the internet, like toilets, pets, or bathroom scales, are headed in that direction.
Perhaps I'm just a Luddite throwback, but these seem like perfect examples of the sorts of things one would never ever want to be Internet-connected. (But perhaps I am
just a throwback: I don't use the 'cloud' at all.)
Continuity is another important element, so that users get the same experience on different devices.
This is... not something the free software community is good at, at least not if different pieces of software are involved.
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