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Ubiquitizing Jenn for Flight Information

Last month, Aza RaskinintroducedUbiquity on Mozilla Labs. As stated in Aza’s post, the overall goals of Ubiquity are to explore how best to:Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.) Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone–not just Web developers–to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.) Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility. Extend the browser functionality easily. Aza included the following screenshot as an example of what could be done in an effort to inspire people to begin creating commands for Ubiquity.This got me thinking. on February 7th, 2008, Alaska Airlinesintroduced Jenn, a virtual assistant that guides and assists website visitors. One of the more interesting features of Jenn …