We figured it could be sold as an inexpensive add-on to the purchase of your college computer, the sorta thing your parents buy when you start school, and would plug into an as-yet-unheard-of university extranet. Some features that we were excited about:
- A tabbed / layered calendar feature, so you could see your coursework in a seperate but overlapping view from your other activities
- The ability to download the course catalogue and play around with how various courses would fit into your calendar
- The ability for professors and libraries to "beam" you reading material, or at least a link which you would follow once you plugged into a desktop.
- Mapping features that would be particularly helpful for new students
- Ability for local services to advertise within the application
- Updating of the application done through a work-study program in the Computer Sciences department
- Potentially building the system in conjunction with my alma mater
A buddy of mine made a rough prototype of a couple screens - we reviewed it once at Spring Lounge, and decided not to pursue the idea, partially because we believed that the Palm platform was losing favor. And partially because we generally made a lot of questionable decisions at Spring Lounge.