Terry Jones: What the Post-It Note Can Teach Us About Apps and Data

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In our everyday lives we constantly publish and consume information in ad hoc, unanticipated and highly idiosyncratic ways. But with computers, our experiences are often awkward and rigid, and our …

In our everyday lives we constantly publish and consume information in ad hoc, unanticipated and highly idiosyncratic ways. But with computers, our experiences are often awkward and rigid, and our actions must be anticipated and permitted. Using familiar examples, this talk will focus on this disparity and argue that people are actually very clever at working with information, and that those things point towards thinner applications that let people interact more directly with information and towards computational storage that works more like Post-it ® notes.

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  • 1. Terry Jones
    What the Post-It Note can Teach Us About Apps and Data
    @terrycojones
  • 2. disparity & opportunity
    terry@fluidinfo.com
    @terrycojones
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  • 6. Post-it notes are blank
    But it wasn’t always so
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  • 8. An asynchronous
    information store
    With a wonderful user interface!
  • 9.
  • 10. Cross-building communication via Post-it notes
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  • 14. unanticipated
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  • 18. http://twitter.com/novaspivack/status/4999653280
  • 19. alexlines/opinion
    One of his classics!
    books/title
    The Sound & The Fury
    terry/rating
    8
    9
    books/author
    William Faulkner
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    books/ISBN
    0075536668
    terry/read
    tim/current-page
    224
    no owner!
    barnesandnoble.com/price
    $18
    amazon.com/price
    $19
  • 20. With an openly writable object for everything
    personalize
    augment
    search
    filter
    share
    organize