More about widgets

by Lee Hopkins on March 30, 2007 · 2 comments

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Just to prove that I am right*, Reuters have published an article on the power of widgets (read my previous post on widgets).

“Popular widgets include weather trackers and UV indexes, news feeds, train, bus and flight schedules, currencies and even lunar phases. Women can track their menstrual cycles or count down to their due date if pregnant.

A widget coffee alarm will sound when it is time for a break and an alcohol calculator widget allows brewers to determine the alcohol content.

“It allows you to keep your fingers in all the digital pies that make up your life,” said Dr. Curtis Gittens, senior research analyst for Info-Tech Research Group, a Canadian IT market research company based in London, Ontario.”

Go read.

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* I’m always right, as I have to repeatedly remind Mrs BetterComms. In fact, doubly right:

1. I’m a man, therefore always right

2. I’m an Australian Englishman, therefore doubly right.

For some bizarre reason, perhaps due to her faulty brain wiring, she fails to see the logic in my reasoning.


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  • Tyler

    Lee,
    I wasn’t too familiar with widgets until John Mayer implemented a MAC and PC version of one oh his website. His is a “set list” widget and highlights his recent shows with songs he performed and other aspects from concerts. As a fan, I find it very cool, but on a more basic level, I think they are a great way to keep clutter off of my desktop. As your article mentioned weather trackers, I was happy because I currently have one installed on my PC and couldn’t start the day without it!

  • Tyler

    Lee,
    I wasn’t too familiar with widgets until John Mayer implemented a MAC and PC version of one oh his website. His is a “set list” widget and highlights his recent shows with songs he performed and other aspects from concerts. As a fan, I find it very cool, but on a more basic level, I think they are a great way to keep clutter off of my desktop. As your article mentioned weather trackers, I was happy because I currently have one installed on my PC and couldn’t start the day without it!

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