Idea: Wake me during light sleep
Matthew S. Hamrick
mhamrick at cryptonomicon.net
Mon Mar 12 19:06:31 CET 2007
I say, "seems like you could do this all without a PC (or a Mac.)"
But I understand what you're saying... people on this list (and most
potential users of the Neo) are likely to have multiple PC's from
which they could do the same thing.
But one of the things that's really vexed me over the lifetime of
WinCE and PalmOS is their dependence on PCs to do simple tasks. The
normal mode of operation for both platforms (until recently) was to
require a PC to install apps, receive mail and sync calendars. I have
an idea that my PIM data would be "out there, somewhere" on a
connected server somewhere, and I would use a constellation of lite
clients to access it.
So for me, I'm thinkin' I'll be web and email browsin' on something
like a Nokia 770, syncing my calendar and address book mostly to a
device that looks like a candy-bar phone, typing large documents with
something rather like the old Psion 7 notebook, playing games on
something like a Nintendo GameCube, watching TV with something like
MythTV or AppleTV, and listening to music on something like an
Airport Express. The PC will turn into more of a data and application
server I have to store sensitive or frequently accessed information.
Yeah, it's a long way off from where we are now, but why not begin
making the future now?
So my take on the X.10 scenario below is the phone is also being used
as a "master remote control," which is okay. Personally, I like the
idea of having an X.10 run on something with a larger screen (like
the 770 or the myPhone.) But I think what we may be going for in this
scenario is we're providing functionality to a device you always have
Though in light of my comments about how I don't like PC's in the
middle of things, I'm thinking we have a WiFi <-> X.10 controller or
Blooteuth <-> X.10 controller so you don't have to have your PC on
all the time.
On Mar 12, 2007, at 5:28 AM, David Schlesinger wrote:
> >If your PC is in range, it would be easy to send
> >a message to your PC which could have an attached
> >X10 transmitter to control your lights, or other
> >appliances. You could set up a X10 theme through
> >your PC to gradually increase the lights, turn on
> >your coffee maker etc when the openmoko detects
> >your light sleep mode.
> I'm not sure how the phone is necessary in this scenario. It seems
> you could do all of this without it...
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