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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.
Den 28. nov. 2011 22:55, skrev Thomas Mashos:
Please walk me through a typical day in the live of this TV for a
family of 4.
6AM. Parents get out of bed, do their morning stuff, makes coffee and
switches on their TV to watch the morning news. Only the normal remote
control is needed for this, but anyone can also use their phones without
any logins. Using just bluetooth. Family calendar displays notifications
for birthdays and other important things that happens today.
13:00. The youngest child comes home from school, finishes homework and
goes into the living room to watch some TV, chat with friends and play.
She logs onto the TV, which provides child-friendly content, her IM
roster, and other personal stuff. As her friends finishes their homework
and go online, she gets notifications. She chat's a little bit while
watching cartoons. When she's typing, her text is displayed at the top
center of the screen, so that it doesn't get in the way of subtitles.
You can't dub Inspector Gadget. That would be herecy. The chat backlog
is displayed as an overlay along the right side of the screen, from the
bottom and up to a certain height. The oldest backlog entries fade into
the cartoon. After a certain amount of time, the entire chat begins to
fade and the cartoon becomes entirely visible until she or her friend
says something. When the cartoon finishes, she decides to go out to
climb the trees and hunt for butterflies.
15:00. The teenager comes home. He shoots his shoes at the wall, throws
his jacket on the floor, and throws himself into the living room couch
to play Doom 3 on the big screen for a while, using the netbook as
keyboard and mouse. The game runs full screen on the 50" display, but
very important things appear as notifications.
17:00. Parents come home and chases the teenager into his room to do his
homework. Father logs onto the TV, watches some news and catches up with
emails. Mother goes into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Logs onto her
20" wall-mounted, touch screen, Ubuntu kitchen TV. In the living room, a
notification appears on the big screen. The teenager needs a little help
with the math. Father presses 5 on the remote control to accept the
screen-share with audio and webcam in the corner. Turns out math isn't
fathers strong suit, so he forwards the conference to mother. She gets a
notification on her kitchen screen and explains it to the both of them,
whereupon the teenager ends the conference and goes back to his
homework. The family phone rings, and a notification appears on
everyone's screens. Mother thinks it's her friend, so she picks up by
pressing the indicator on her kitchen screen. But it turns out to be a
telemarketer, and she doesn't have time for that, so she forwards it to
the living room. Father politely tells the telemarketer to go somewhere
hot, and wishes him a good trip.
1900: Mother takes her laptop into the living room to finish her work.
She connects to the TV and switches over to desktop view. She then opens
her spreadsheets on the big screen and her email on the laptop screen.
She moves the laptop mouse pointer onto the big screen when she wants to
work on that, and back to the laptop screen to work on that. It feels
exactly the same as it does with her docking station in the office,
except the screen is much bigger... and she has a couch to lean back into.
20:00 - onwards: The TV is used to play music, watch TV with set-top
functionality, streaming from and recording to their Ubuntu Home Server.
Casual surfing, a few phone calls, etc.
Relatives who live far apart switches on the webcam on their Ubuntu TVs
and streams their christmas parties to each other. It's almost like
they're together in the same room. Youngest child has gotten exactly the
doll she wanted, and she up to the TV to show her grandparents what she
has. She's so proud.
Just as we will be when this becomes reality. :)