Oh what fun, I bought a scanner!
Now I can insert hand drawings in my blog postings. This is a picture of yesterday’s fun idea; an application that runs along side your Browser which does match making for data exchange on your behalf.
This is the User is the happy face.
- The user browses to a site that provides data (The drawing should say Browser rather than Browse).
- The user downloads a description of the data offered by the site; that is handed off to the helper application “Data Deal Maker.”
- Later the user visits a site that consumes data.
- He down loads a description of that site’s data consuming interests which is again handed off to the Data Deal Maker.
- At this, or some later point, the data deal maker notices the chance to make a deal between the providing and the consuming site. A deal that presumably might make the user’s life better. It offers the deal to the user.
- The happy user approves the deal. I don’t show this but the data deal maker then introduces the sites to each other.
- The two sites proceed to exchange data on behalf of the user. The angles sing.
In the pedestrian case of subscribing to a blog the data providing site is the blog and the data consuming site is the user’s blog aggreagtor (a web site or a local program, doesn’t matter).
I like love how this keeps the user in the middle and how the data deal maker becomes the user’s personal middleman. That goes nicely with the details about how I bought this scanner; which are outrageous.