[Kde-pim] A new class of "Personal Information Manager"
schumacher at kde.org
Sat Nov 29 02:47:25 GMT 2008
On Friday 28 November 2008 15:50:15 Janne Ojaniemi wrote:
> Think of this app as Wikipedia, but instead of being about everything on
> this planet, it would be about your life. And it would me more
> timeline-driven than context-driven (but it doesn't have to be, of course
> you could browse the journal by content and context as well). Data-entry
> would be very simple and straightforward, encouraging the user to actually
> keep a journal. The app could also provide a plasmoid for quick dataentry.
> Of course all of this would tie deeply to Akonadi and Nepomuk.
> Tagging and linking would be seamless. When user types an entry, he could
> make any word in the entry a clickable link. For example, if the user
> writes about "buying a car", he could make the word "car" a link, and
> clicking on it would show other entries that are related to cars. Of course
> there could be direct links to other specific entries as well.
This sounds similar to an idea I'm moving back and forth for quite some time
now. It would really be nice to be able to keep some kind of journal or
informal notes in a very free-form way and apply some background magic to
extract relevant data like links, references, email addresses, other contact
information, dates, appointments, todos, etc.
This way data input would be very easy and natural, but you could still take
benefit of the structured approach of having data available in a more strict
format, e.g. for showing it on a timescale etc.
This is not easy to get right and useful, but it would be an interesting
direction for experimentation.
Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>
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