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Widgets

August 17th, 2005 · No Comments

Jeff Jarvis writes in the aftermath of Yahoo’s purchase of Konfabulator:

Widgets should be available anywhere, anytime, on any device. I should be able to see my widgets on my phone and, in fact, thats supposed to be a benefit of the new version of Windows, Vista (nee Longhorn). Auxiliary displays will let you see your email or other current information on a small screen when your laptop is closed or on your phone screen. See how Make is creating these displays now using Konfabulator.

Widgets should also be collaborative. I should be able to share a current widget with you. Say I have a shopping list widget. My family should be able to update it from any device and we should all be able to see it on any device. Content is functionality, functionality is content, content is communication.

Its all part of feedthink.

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