17 Mar 2006 Burgundavia   » (Journeyer)

History sliders everywhere

When I first used f-spot, I thought the history slider was crack. I thought, this is a totally non-standard and useless. Nuke it. That was then...

This is now. Now I think the history slider is one of greatest "new ideas" in computing (It is probably an old idea, just resurrected). As such, one of the greatest things someone could write would be a giant history slider program, for everything on your computer that you use: programs, documents, coversations, people, webpages, everything. To see what I had done, I would just click on a button labelled "History" and slide back to the day, then zoom into the hour or even the minute.

I have created a mockup and put it on the Ubuntu wiki at Computer History Browser. Please excuse my 10 minute Inkscape job, but I think it gets the point across. It also uses the same colours as Gimmie, to reinforce which is which.

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