Marble Mail

Shannon Goodman (2002)
Marble Mail. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

Marble Mail is an ambient display of your email box. As email arrives, a marble drops from the top to the middle bowl, indicating unopened messages. As email is read, a marble drops into the last bowl containing read messages. Thus Marble Mail tells you about new mail arrival with the subtle clicking of dropping marbles, and gives you a rough idea of your email inbox state at a glance. Marble Mail software checks for changes in your mail box. Servo Motor slocated between the bowls rotates enough to allow one marble to drop down.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-MarbleMail-Goodman-1.15,
AUTHOR = { Shannon Goodman },
TITLE = { Marble Mail },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { March },
}