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Mon, Jan. 29th, 2007, 11:37 am
jpfed: LifeStat

I realized earlier last week that LifeStat is just a particular combination of services that could communicate with Double-X's central infrastructure. Specifically, it is two different views on time-series data (a calendar view and a cross-correlation view) and an extension that would allow over-the-network merging of files. Designing the right architecture for Double-X's backbone would allow LifeStat to just be a particular configuration of Double-X.

That said, if Double-X were extremely configurable, then it would be good to have an app that wires together the backbone and services to produce custom solutions so that end-users (for whom the full power of Double-X may be irrelevant) are presented with exactly and only what they want to see in their situation. The limit as x goes to infinity is that we program the backbone and relevant services AND pre-package them together to provide solutions for the end-user without the end-user being at all aware that they are using a specialized form of a much more general package.

Wed, Jan. 31st, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)

'Tworks for me. I suppose, then, I should shift gears from thinking of Lifestat, to thinking of XX.

Do you think we'll be making new sub-apps for XX, as well? If you think they'll be numerous, we may want to throw some ideas into the mix to make the sub-apping process easier.