Go forward in time to March 2011.
Jane Jacobs fue una de las más grandes pensadoras del siglo XX. Usualmente se le reconoce por su análisis de lo que hace funcionar bien a una ciudad y lo que daña a las ciudades. Pero más aun, Jacobs creó toda una teoría, fundamentada empíricamente, sobre cómo funciona realmente la economía mundial en términos de las economías de las ciudades. En vez de la ciencia-ficción que es la macroeconomía, Jacobs descubre los motores verdaderos del desarrollo y la expansión económica. El siguiente artículo es una traducción al castellano de un resumen original de la teoría económica de Jacobs, escrito por Mark Rosenfelder.
A couple of months ago Seif posted about his work to add a Zeitgeist-based journal to gnome-shell. This code unfortunately bitrotted for a while in Seif's Gitorious repository. As part of the ongoing Zeitgeist Hackfest, I'm taking that old code and rebasing it for the latest gnome-shell.
Right now, the code makes Gnome-shell's overview have a "Journal" tab, along with the usual "Windows" and "Applications":
The goal is very well described in Gnome-shell's Finding and Reminding page. "Finding and Reminding" is HCI jargon for a key paper in the field, Bonnie Nardi's and Deborah Barreau's Finding and Reminding: file organization from the desktop. While that paper does not explicitly describe a time-based journal, it has become the starting point for anyone trying to think of how to let people organize their work in a computer.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the journal in the shell is not yet done. No items appear in each of the time sections. This is just a bug, which I hope to squash tomorrow. In the meantime, you can grab the code from Gitorious; clone that repository and look at the zeitgeist branch.
I'm not completely happy with calling this Journal inside the shell. Kjartan had a good point while we were talking on IRC: journal sounds like things that are recorded when you want them to be, history more like something that is recorded automatically. And indeed, Zeitgeist automatically records your activity with documents, conversations, etc. Would you be more comfortable seeing Journal or History? Please mail me your thoughts.
(Also, I'm not completely happy that the journal/history is the third item in the overview screen. I think one's work should be at most one step away from the default desktop, not so hidden like that. Fortunately, once the journal is fully implemented, it should be easy to move it to any other place within the shell.)
Go backward in time to January 2011.Federico Mena-Quintero <email@example.com> Wed 2011/Feb/09 17:59:24 CST