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NoTube WP7c Scripts

These are all drafts and subject to change – see the blog post for more information

Scene 1: Watching recommendations for broadcast content: previous registration
 with the Beancounter

INTERIOR. JANA'S SITTING ROOM - EVENING. TV IS OFF. JANA'S BOYFRIEND
STEPHEN IS IN THE ROOM TYPING ON HIS LAPTOP.

JANA, age 34, enters the room, slumps on the sofa and looks at her phone. 

            JANA (grumbling)
            There's nothing on. Again.

JANA switches on the SET TOP BOX anyway using the IPHONE

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            Hi! I'm a known and trusted device belonging to JANA. Here are my
credentials. Please turn yourself on.

            SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE)
            Ok!

SET TOP BOX starts at the channel it was left in 

            SET TOP BOX (to RECOMMENDER)
            Please tell me what JANA might like to watch now and later this evening.
I'm a set top box, I'm being used by JANA, and the time is 19:30. I'm in the UK.
Here are JANA's credentials.

            RECOMMENDER (to PROFILE STORE)
            Please give me JANA's current profile. Here are JANA's credentials.

            PROFILE STORE (to RECOMMENDER)
            Ok! here you go. here's JANA's age, sex, gender, and some interests
(channels, brands and genres etc) that she likes. They were calculated earlier
today.

            RECOMMENDER (to PROFILE STORE)
            Thanks!

RECOMMENDER Calculates some things for JANA to watch this evening

            RECOMMENDER (to SET TOP BOX)
            Here's a channel to start with
            Here's some programmes for later

SET TOP BOX shows some information about the recommended channel and
programmes for later as the information becomes available as an overlay over
what is currently playing. It also updates its EPG to show the recommendations
for JANA as highlighted.

JANA flips to the suggested channel, then ignores the TV, opens her LAPTOP and
starts sending a few emails. 

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            Please change to the selected channel.

Around 20:00 JANA flips to the augmented EPG and sees Springwatch which is
just starting.

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            Please change to the EPG screen.

            SET TOP BOX (changing screen)
            Done. 

            JANA
            STEPHEN, do you mind if I watch this thing with Bill Oddie?

            STEPHEN
            Nah, go for it. Wouldn't mind watching The Daily Show in half an hour
though.

JANA flips to Springwatch and watches TV.

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            Please change to the selected channel.

            SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE, while changing channel)
            Done. I'm now watching Springwatch, PID b00pk84d, channel is BBC2.

IPHONE looks up some interesting information about Springwatch and related
items using THE BORE and makes them available for display if required.

            SET TOP BOX (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            I'm now watching Springwatch, PID b00pk84d, channel is BBC2, user is
JANA.

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            What are JANA's user preferences?

            USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            She puts all events including watch events in her public activity stream

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            Thanks. 

ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR adds Springwatch to JANA's public Activity Stream.

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Scene 2: Bookmarking a TV show 

INTERIOR. JANA'S SITTING ROOM - EVENING. TV IS ON AND JANA IS WATCHING
SPRINGWATCH. JANA'S BOYFRIEND STEPHEN IS IN THE ROOM STILL TYPING ON
HIS LAPTOP AND NOT REALLY WATCHING.

The time is around 20:23. JANA notices a type of bird she's particularly interested
in on Springwatch.

            JANA (to no-one in particular)
            Ooh, I've been meaning to find out about Arctic terns because of my trip
to Shetland.

JANA quickly taps the 'TV bookmark' button on her IPHONE

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            JANA bookmarked the thing playing now a few seconds ago.

            SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE)
            Ok I have bookmarked Springwatch, PID b00pk84d, channel is BBC2,
23m33s in.

SET TOP BOX displays a discreet UI component stating that a bookmark has been
created, which disappears after a few seconds.

            SET TOP BOX (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            JANA bookmarked Springwatch, PID b00pk84d, channel is BBC2, 23m33s in.

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            What are JANA's user preferences?

            USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            She puts all events including bookmark events in her public activity stream

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            Thanks. 

ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR adds Bookmarked Springwatch with the time to
JANA's public Activity Stream.

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

INTERIOR. DAYTIME. STEPHEN IS EATING LUNCH AT HIS DESK AND BROWSING THE WEB.

STEPHEN spots an interesting tweet:

"Clive Sinclair comes across as mister angry in #micromen, I met him once &
he was lovely. Still have my speccy, but BBC Micro rox0rz too :-D " --rainycat 

STEPHEN searches for 'micromen' and finds the BBC site. It's available on iplayer
but he doesn't want to watch it right now. He adds it to his set top box playlist
for later.

STEPHEN clicks on a bookmarklet in his browser

            BOOKMARKLET (to STEPHEN's SET TOP BOX)
            I'm acting on behalf of STEPHEN. Here are STEPHEN's credentials and the
 URL of a programme. Please add the programme to STEPHEN's playlist.

            SET TOP BOX (to BOOKMARKLET)
            Ok - done!

            SET TOP BOX (to THE BORE)
            Please find out some more about micromen for me.

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

INTERIOR. JANA'S SITTING ROOM - EVENING. TV IS ON BUT NEITHER JANA NOR
STEPHEN ARE REALLY WATCHING.

The time is 23:15. 

            STEPHEN (to JANA)
            Shall we watch something?

            JANA
            Yeah let me just finish this blog post. 2 minutes.

STEPHEN picks up his own IPHONE and starts browsing his playlist

            IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
            Hi! I'm a known and trusted device belonging to STEPHEN. Here are my
credentials. Please give me his playlist, ordered by most recent.

            SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE)
            Ok! Here you go.

            STEPHEN (to JANA)
            Ooh, fancy watching this micromen thing?

            JANA (distractedly)
            Who's in it?

            STEPHEN
            Hang on

STEPHEN clicks on 'more info' button next to Micromen on the playlist on his IPHONE.

            IPHONE (to THE BORE)
            Did you get those results back about Micromen? can I have them?

            THE BORE
            hi! yep: it's got Alexander Armstrong out of Armstrong and Miller in it. It's
 about computers in the UK in the 1980s. The Guardian recommends it. There's
10 hours left to watch on iPlayer.

            STEPHEN (to JANA)
            The guy out of Armstrong and Miller. Looks pretty good.

            JANA (saving the blog post)
            Ok! let's go for it.

STEPHEN clicks play on his IPHONE and they close laptops and watch the video on
the SET TOP BOX. 

IPHONE (to SET TOP BOX)
Hi! I'm still a known and trusted device belonging to STEPHEN. Here are my
credentials. Please play Micromen (b00n5b92) from STEPHEN's playlist.

SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE)
Ok! I'm now streaming Micromen.

            SET TOP BOX (to IPHONE, while changing channel)
            Done. I'm now playing Micromen, PID b00n5b92, channel is BBC4.

            SET TOP BOX (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            I'm now watching Micromen, PID b00n5b92, channel is BBC1, user is STEPHEN.

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            What are STEPHEN's user preferences?

            USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER (to ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR)
            He doesn't put watch events in his public activity stream.

            ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR (to USER PREFERENCE CONTROLLER)
            Thanks. 

ACTIVITY STREAM GENERATOR does nothing.

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