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Lifestreams: An Alternative to the Desktop Metaphor

Video demonstration from the 1996 CHI conference. We contend that managing oneÕs own electronic world can be a frustrating task for most computer users, requiring too many separate applications, too many file transfers and format translations, the invention of too many pointless names and the construction of organizational hierarchies that too quickly become obsolete. What is needed is a metaphor and system for organizing the electronic Òbits of paperÓ we all so easily collect, whether we create them ourselves or they come to us in the form of email, downloaded images, web pages, or scheduling reminders. Lifestreams is such a system. Author(s): Scott Fertig, Eric Freeman and David Gelernter                                               

Video Information
Year: 1996
Genre: Educational
Keywords: CHI; Human Interaction Design
Duration: 00:07:05
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Contributing Organization: Assocation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2003
Digitizing Organization: Open Video Project

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