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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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It's mother was a rotary whiteboard w/ scanner / printer. It's father was a plotter. And it's godfather was a Project Planning Calendar (GANTT Chart).
By now, I imagine most of us have seen those rotary whiteboards with scan / print capacities, mostly used in corporate boardrooms for making copies
of meeting notes.
This product is a step up from that, and includes an eraseable marker-plotter on the hidden side, so that when the device is placed in the appropriate mode with the chosen project planning format, it can continuously write in the incoming months, weeks, days, etc. as the year progresses. Last month's scheduling activities rotate out of view and are erased by the built-in board cleaner, as the new months are printed.
Naturally, the scanner / plotter function can save and reproduce scanned images from past meetings onto the board or on A4 paper, is Microsoft Project (and competitor software) compatible, and comes with a variety of built-in project planning calendar layouts.
Alternatively, a large LCD display may be used instead of a whiteboard and plotter. But for some reason the dry-erase board appeals to me more, from a cost / functionality / technological intimidation standpoint.
Includes a Halfbaked Calendar Easter Egg.
||Perhaps add some "to-do" list layouts and standard chart formats (or the ability to plot from an excel spreadsheet)? How about color?
||I was going to come here to pimp my idea for a whiteboard calendar that was looped around two scrolls, allowing you to pass weeks upwards without redrawing them.
Then i found your idea, and, while much more complicated and less elegant that mine, i shant add mine for fear of ostracizing. I shall bun, however.
||Gantt is not an acronym. It's a surname.
||// By now, I imagine most of us have seen those rotary whiteboards
with scan / print capacities, mostly used in corporate boardrooms for
making copies of meeting notes. //
||Nope. If you mean the kind where the writing surface is like a
conveyor belt that runs around behind to be scanned, then I heard
about that a couple of hours ago from reading other ideas in this
category, but I've never seen one. If you mean something more like a
lazy Susan, I've never heard of such a thing.