after i write it down, i'll figure out what to do next
i'm in a brainstorming session
i'm writing meeting minutes, in media res, ex post facto
i'm researching a subject and need a place to keep my notes
I remember sending X to Y. let me find it again.
i'm ready to fight back on running projects
just a quick scan for something urgent i'm expecting
preparing for passive entertainment
i'm collaborating with a team on a document
i'm collaborating with a team on a plan of action, within an email thread, we're scheduling a formal meeting, we're plancasting / foounding a less formal meeting
is the ball in my court? is someone expecting me to do something? am i slipping through the cracks?
select my next action from an extant list
organize my actions reflectively
ludic stigmergic distributed cognition
sending a message
of any length
over any medium
to any audience, including "self"
overwhelmed by messaging volume, priority inbox, xobni
cognitive burden too high, have to choose a protocol and a messaging environment before composing a message to someone, sometimes we start a message with, content, original, forwarded, recipient
constant flood of new services, protocols, etc, don't want to have to re-sign-up to facebook, twitter, quora, etc, etc, etc
mail is not quite cloudy enough, maybe automatically create a gmail account with every TB4 download and use it as the backend, get the jump on evernote and dropbox which have quota costs
archiving is lacking, let's make the lives of future biographers easier, everything we write, irrespective of medium, should be saved, (firefox) everything we read should be saved
support for keyboard-only operation, please
the TB4 architecture should allow someone to implement TweetDeck in less than 1000 lines of code.
through an app store
through an advertisement box
through paid downloads
through systems which are orthogonal to opensource the way Amazon is, as described in Tim O'Reilly's piece. if Mozilla can partner with JungleDisk to be a paid value-add atop S3, that'll be good
extend that concept: just as Firefox : Search box : Google : Ad revenue, maybe we can have Thunderbird : component : partner : service revenue.
plurk / twitter timeline view
single message focus
annotate and markup
IM-style, scrollback: it isn't just for IM! Why not display an email in an IM format? If the message (excluding sig and quote) doesn't exceed 140 chars, just display the whole thing inline like an iChat or iPhone SMS interface. Add chevron option to view in detail.
predictive viewing tries to guess which messages / threads you care about most, and how you're likely to react to them.
emacs keybindings, please
SMART EDITOR: editor affordances dynamically adapt to currently selected read/save/send/audience specification., if responding to a tweet, automatically limit to 140 chars, if editing a wiki page, groks WikiWords as links, if about to send as email, automatically offers to downres JPGs, don't support fancy fonts when publishing to a medium that doesn't support them, eg IRC or Skype or Twitter, auto-bit.ly, other twitterlike tricks gleaned from tweetdeck, seesmic, osfoora, etc, other email tricks gleaned from gmail like the "attachment" sanity check, the addressee sanity check, etc., can a gmail plugin run within thunderbird?
backed by Google Docs
backed by Evernote
backed by S3 filesystem
backed by an IMAP server
Instant Messaging, AIM, MSN, Jabber, and other libpurple
VOIP, Google Voice, check your voicemail through TB4, initiate a Google Voice call through TB4, Skype, initiate a Skype call through TB4
Email-like messaging, SMTP
Social media messaging, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter
targeted audience, iOS4 already merges multiple addressbooks, every new protocol, every new account, integrates the new contact list into the Unified Addressbook
public audience, to a blog, via googledocs, via a wiki, to twitter