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=Nepomuk communication strategy=
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=Semantic Desktop communication strategy=
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Positioning the semantic desktop is not easy. It's a big topic with all kinds
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of potential but it takes a while to explain all the benefits. Making it more challenging yet, we still don't know what all the benefits will end up
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being, either.
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This leads to understandable skepticism often being voiced in reader comments when the semantic desktop comes up due to this. By providing updated information on resource usage, offering "poster boy" examples of Nepomuk in action and showing how we will be using Nepomuk to do things we already do now (only better) we can turn this around.
  
  
Positioning the semantic desktop is not easy. it's a big topic with all kinds
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==Poster Boy Features==
of potential but it takes a while to explain all the benefits. And, to be
 
honest with ourselves, we still don't know what all the benefits will end up
 
being, either.
 
  
I see a lot of scepticism being voiced in various web boards every time the
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===Talking Points===
semantic desktop comes up due to this. Unless the average joe/jane gains some
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* If you tag an image in your image viewer, the tag becomes visible in your desktop search. That's how it should be, right?
moderate visionary capability, i don't see this changing.
 
  
The strategy is twofold:
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===Meme===
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There are fun and useful things you can do with Nepomuk today.
  
0. identify a set of "poster boy" features for the semantic desktop.
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===Purpose===
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Spread awareness of how Nepomuk is actually useful to people in their day-to-day lives, justifying it's existence on their computers.
  
1. start a "you won't even know you're using it" meme
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===Implementation Strategy===
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Use a set of "poster boy" features for the semantic desktop as examples whenever discussing Nepomuk and repeat them in every interview / article we do where the semantic desktop comes up. We should have three good examples of new such features for each major KDE release.
  
Post Boy Features
 
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These should be easy and fun or useful things that people can start doing in
 
4.4. we should keep repeating them in every interview / article we do where
 
the semantic desktop comes up. we can pick some new ones for 4.5 to keep it
 
fresh, but we will need to repeat it a lot.
 
  
Sebas has got us off to a good start with the 'If you tag an image in your
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==You Won't Even Know You're Using It==
image viewer, the tag becomes visible in your desktop search. That's how it
 
should be, right?' line.
 
  
we should have 1-2 more such examples, perhaps one including krunner and one
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===Talking Points===
that doesn't include a file manager, a desktop search tool or a run command
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* Akonadi is using Nepomuk to power search and information retrieval features we take for granted such as contact lists. When Kontact is fully Akonadi powered,, you'll end up using the semantic desktop tools without even knowing it whenever you use Kontact. The result is your email/contacts/calendaring system will work better, thanks in part to the semantic desktop framework.
window. any ideas?
 
  
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===Meme===
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Nepomuk bring not only new features, it is also helping improve things we already use and rely on all the time as a "behind the scenes" technology. Often you won't even know you're using it, other than it making the software experience better.
  
You Won't Even Know Your Using It
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===Purpose===
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The goal is to provide counterpoints to "I don't want to tag all my stuff
one of the common counterpoints made is "i don't want to tag all my stuff
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manually" and "I don't care for this new fancy stuff, I am happy with
manually"; another is "i don't care for this new fancy stuff, i am happy with
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the current functionality I have as it is".
my current sets of functionality".
 
  
something that would be good to spread is the message that nepomuk is not just
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==Performance and Stability Are Improving==
"another set of exposed features" but is also an integrated framework that
 
will be sitting just under the surface of things we use all the time already,
 
right now.
 
  
for instance, our groupware system (akonadi) is using it now to power its
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===Talking Points===
search and information retrieval. which means that if you use kontact, you'll
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* Due to being a new technology that is coming into mainstream use for the first time, tools to build Nepomuk with were few and mostly academic in nature: they worked, but performance was not a goal when they were written. That has changed: Nepomuk's infrastructure has since beenwritten with production use and performance in mind. The new Virtuoso storage backend is an important step in this.
end up using the semantic desktop without even knowing it. you'll just find
 
your email/contacts/calendaring system to work better, thanks in part to the
 
semantic desktop framework.
 
  
there are similar stories for things like plasma activities, and i'm sure we
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* As a new kind of technology, KDE packagers were not familiar with Nepomuk nor the techniques to deliver it in a well functioning manner to our users. As packagers are gaining experience with Nepomuk, the quality of system integration is improving and a higher quality user experience is resulting due to improved packaging and out-of-the-box configuration.
can find other good, approachable examples.
 
  
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===Meme===
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The foundations of Nepomuk are maturing.
  
Implementation
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===Purpose===
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As a new technology, Nepomuk has been shipped in various broken states by some of our downstreams and has historically used technologies that are new and even immature. This is improving, and we need to spread the word so that Nepomuk's reputation can be rid of these "early days" hiccups.
if there's consensus on the above strategy, then we just need to form up the
 
few talking points we need and then repeat them in enough places often enough
 
until other people start repeating them for us. (that's how this works :)
 

Latest revision as of 02:55, 8 December 2010

Semantic Desktop communication strategy

Positioning the semantic desktop is not easy. It's a big topic with all kinds of potential but it takes a while to explain all the benefits. Making it more challenging yet, we still don't know what all the benefits will end up being, either.

This leads to understandable skepticism often being voiced in reader comments when the semantic desktop comes up due to this. By providing updated information on resource usage, offering "poster boy" examples of Nepomuk in action and showing how we will be using Nepomuk to do things we already do now (only better) we can turn this around.


Poster Boy Features

Talking Points

  • If you tag an image in your image viewer, the tag becomes visible in your desktop search. That's how it should be, right?

Meme

There are fun and useful things you can do with Nepomuk today.

Purpose

Spread awareness of how Nepomuk is actually useful to people in their day-to-day lives, justifying it's existence on their computers.

Implementation Strategy

Use a set of "poster boy" features for the semantic desktop as examples whenever discussing Nepomuk and repeat them in every interview / article we do where the semantic desktop comes up. We should have three good examples of new such features for each major KDE release.


You Won't Even Know You're Using It

Talking Points

  • Akonadi is using Nepomuk to power search and information retrieval features we take for granted such as contact lists. When Kontact is fully Akonadi powered,, you'll end up using the semantic desktop tools without even knowing it whenever you use Kontact. The result is your email/contacts/calendaring system will work better, thanks in part to the semantic desktop framework.

Meme

Nepomuk bring not only new features, it is also helping improve things we already use and rely on all the time as a "behind the scenes" technology. Often you won't even know you're using it, other than it making the software experience better.

Purpose

The goal is to provide counterpoints to "I don't want to tag all my stuff manually" and "I don't care for this new fancy stuff, I am happy with the current functionality I have as it is".

Performance and Stability Are Improving

Talking Points

  • Due to being a new technology that is coming into mainstream use for the first time, tools to build Nepomuk with were few and mostly academic in nature: they worked, but performance was not a goal when they were written. That has changed: Nepomuk's infrastructure has since beenwritten with production use and performance in mind. The new Virtuoso storage backend is an important step in this.
  • As a new kind of technology, KDE packagers were not familiar with Nepomuk nor the techniques to deliver it in a well functioning manner to our users. As packagers are gaining experience with Nepomuk, the quality of system integration is improving and a higher quality user experience is resulting due to improved packaging and out-of-the-box configuration.

Meme

The foundations of Nepomuk are maturing.

Purpose

As a new technology, Nepomuk has been shipped in various broken states by some of our downstreams and has historically used technologies that are new and even immature. This is improving, and we need to spread the word so that Nepomuk's reputation can be rid of these "early days" hiccups.


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