[OT] "Pre-announcement" of Python-based "computing appliance" project.

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 14:02:54 CEST 2004


I really like this kind of stuff. Information management, knowledge
management, complexity management, you name it -- it's a increasingly
interesting topic. Appliances also are relevant, as it is seamless
networking.

I heed you to check Microsoft's documents on "how Longhorn will be
great" :-) Seriously, they're working hard to create a new paradigm
for the Windows desktop, and some of the things that you talk about
are discussed there too -- namely, they're hiding folders, drive
names, etc, from the user view, and creating a new and much simplified
user interface. Google is known to be working on something similar --
your computer will be just a big Google-indexed repository of
information. No more trying to file things into folders, Google will
categorize and locate things back for you in a snap.

A project of this size is really big and ambitious. A suggestion is to
create a new mailing list and to start discussing it there. If it's in
Python, I'm sure you can thrown baits here at c.l.py from time to time
to hook new people :-)

-- 
Carlos Ribeiro
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