[ubuntu-uk] Microsoft Surface Release, Will there be something similar from Ubuntu?

john john at creationspacetech.org
Mon Jun 25 20:24:53 UTC 2012

That's really interesting Keith and All,

There has already been a lot of apps made for the medical and social
care professions. For example for people that have been discharged from
hospitals, wanting to maintain contact. It makes sense for people to
keep their own records and product preferences. Rather than have them
spread across databases world-wide.It puts the customer in control of
their own information and preferences.

Working on a medical records project about a year ago. I found that the
Debian Pure Blend Project : 
http://blends.alioth.debian.org/blends/  Had done some really good work
in a centralising packaging around specific areas. With some of the
medical record tools having already gained a high level of certification
from the U.S Government.

It would also be useful if a small database could be added to the
tablet : say MariaDB or SQLite. More radical would be the usage of free
wireless-meshing networks rather than using expensive proprietary

With the shift from CRM to VRM (Vendor Related Management) users will no
longer view Windows and Ubuntu in terms of their technical features and
apps. They will increasingly view them in terms of their relation to
social context. That is Windows8 is proprietary and 'pushed' at me.
Ubuntu is free and it belongs to me.

I've just started working with the VRM Project, so will be happy to
share any insights.


On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 19:48 +0100, kpb wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:30:07 +0100
> john <john at creationspacetech.org> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > I really believe that Ubuntu could do something better than the folks at
> > both Mac and Microsoft.
> > 
> > The new internet based economy is turning out to be very different to
> > the Web1 economy. In the Intention or Community based economy, the
> > emphasis is turning away from being sold products, such as an iPad. To
> > the customer actually engaging in the development process. 
> Hello John and all
> Interesting idea, craft fair software?
> http://developer.ubuntu.com/showdown/
> Is there any way for end users to *suggest* apps for people to build through the USC?
> Sort of Reddit or Hacker News karma system for suggestions?
> Perhaps even pledging (kickstarter style) a fee?
> Developers scan lists of wanted apps and pitch up their ideas?
> One chap(ess) is entering this to the app showdown...
> http://srirangan.net/2012-06-humantask-is-a-personal-task-manager-for-humans
> personally, I'd pay money for an Acta single column outliner with export functions (LO, text, pdf, opml)
> As John says, we can have direct feedback from potential purchasers.
> cheers
> -- 
> Keith Burnett
> http://sohcahtoa.org.uk/

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