[IPython-dev] Results of last year's user survey

Carl Smith carl.input at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 10:20:58 EDT 2014

Two Pennies...

On surveys, and communication in general, could you not just add a feature
to the Notebook that allows it to connect to a central server onload, so it
can let users know there's some news and lets them load the content
directly? Users should have an obvious, one click toggle to disable the
connections, but few would.

If you don't use cookies, or really anything that involves auth or privacy,
you could do a lot with that easily. Serving Markdown and even pickled [and
encrypted] Python objects is all easy if you write the client and the

On one-- and preferably only one --obvious way, if the buttons are in the
app, they're all obvious and are all part of the way it's done. The obvious
way should also always be in the Standard Library.
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