[sugar] Comparing the Journal with Web Browsers
Thu Aug 21 06:19:41 EDT 2008
I was thinking today about the Journal, how it stores every activity
you've ran, no matter how unimportant they are, and how you can "star"
those you care about.
I reached the conclusion that web browsers work the same: they have a
web history, with all the webpages you've ever visited, and they have
bookmarks, webpages you care about and want to have organized and
Following this logic, could one perhaps have a "Star" button in
activities, which would "Star" the activity in the Journal? Then,
inside the Journal, you would be able to sort by starred items
(already shown in the mockups for the new journal).
What about the Star button in Browse which is used to bookmark
webpages within that Browse activity? This is another area to think
about, but on a simple thought, you could accept that, once you
Bookmark (Star) a webpage, that Browse Session should also be starred
in the Journal. I even propose to have access to session and global
bookmarks in the secondary palette of the Star (Bookmark) button.
But that is another problem. What I wanted is for people to start
thinking about the Journal, and how currently, the archiving of every
little activity one runs in the Journal actually clutters it a lot,
and gives more work for the kid. I think that being able to Star an
activity within itself could help solve this problem.
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