[chandler-users] Intelligent Event Scheduling
other at peaceful.com
Tue Mar 20 18:04:51 PST 2007
Apologies in advance if this is answered elsewhere; it's hard to know
where to start looking...
I'm interested in knowing what Chandler might offer in the way of
intelligent event scheduling.
For some time (since first trying to use such tools in the 80's), my #1
wish for group calendars was for more granularity than 'busy' and
'free.' I'm sick of spending hours trying to set up a meeting by
consulting and juggling multiple calendars, only to discover that I've
been trying to work around obstacles that really aren't obstacles at all
(e.g., events that people had blocked off but which they really didn't
need/want to attend).
The commitment level to a particular calendar event lies within a
spectrum that includes points such as:
* I want to be reminded that this event is going on, but I have no
commitment to attend.
* I might attend this event if there's nothing better to do
* I'm tentatively planning to attend this event, but if necessary I'm
willing to do something else.
* I need to attend this event, but if something of priority x comes
along, I can switch my schedule
* I must attend this event.
There are of course other dimensions, such as: if you de-schedule me
from one event for a higher-priority event, does my absence from the
first event necessitate it being rescheduled?
Is anything of this sort on the drawing board, or pie-in-the-sky?
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