Ian Mulvany

July 28, 2023

Multi-dimensional calendars.

https://julian.digital/2023/07/06/multi-layered-calendars/ Is a fantastic post reflecting on the poverty of our calendar applications. 

The author has sone fantastic suggestions on how to enhance what a calendar can be. 

I think that the problem with this approach is one of customisation. The product market fit for such an imagined product is hard because the solution space is so large, and the level of specificity to which any given individual would want to customise their calendars is so high, that setting sensible defaults is going to be difficult. 

In a world in which LLMs might allow us to speak to our software, and to manipulate it at the speed of voice, then maybe ideas like this might have a chance at realisation.  

About Ian Mulvany

Hi, I'm Ian - I work on academic publishing systems. You can find out more about me at mulvany.net. I'm always interested in engaging with folk on these topics, if you have made your way here don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything you want to share, discuss, or ask for help with!