Personal Information Display

Personal Information Display

A Personal Information Display is any device that displays user-configured information, which can be a combination of static and dynamically-generated data. Unlike a full-blown computer, it is a small, simple Internet-connected device which consumes little power, runs silently, is highly reliable, and provides little or no opportunity for real-time user interaction.

Examples of data

User-generated static data

* to-do lists
* reminders
* electronic sticky notes

Dynamically-generated data

* news headlines
* stock quotes
* weather forecasts
* package-tracking status

Most, if not all, of the dynamically-generated data comes from RSS and other XML-based sources.

Examples of devices

The Chumby fits many of these criteria, but the Pertelian and WidgetStation displays are simpler and come closer to meeting the low-interactivity requirement of a personal information display.Fact|date=April 2008

ee also

* Personal digital assistant

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