battery plasmoid and remaining time..

Chani chanika at
Tue May 19 04:33:37 CEST 2009

On May 18, 2009 00:40:25 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Monday 18 May 2009, Jared Kells wrote:
> > She said it's an important feature for her. With no prompting she
> > explained that it is just an estimate based on what she is doing now.
> > When reading email the time will be more then if she was watching a
> > movie.
> i have to ask: is it really not apparent that this is something i both
> acknowledge and agree with?

no, it's not.
you agree that it's good in concept, but disagree that it's good in practice. 
I believe his example was meant to illustrate that (at least for some users) 
it's good in practice as well as in theory.

> at this point there are two rather different conversations happening here:
> one about whether it's a good feature in concept and one about whether it's
> possible to deliver that feature in a way that doesn't diminish things
> through the side effects of delivering untrustworthy information.

so it seems where we disagree is whether inaccurate information (which users 
are aware is inaccurate) is better than no information.

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