Widget .. widget .. widget ...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I believe that WIDGET is the hottest word, on today blogging and even on marketing too, well, at least that's what i think :P

And if you look at it on wikipedia they say this :

Some say that the word "widget" is derived from the combination of "window" and "gadget". This is unlikely. The earliest known occurrence of the word "widget" is in Beggar on Horseback (1924), a comedy play written by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. The hero of this play is a struggling composer who must choose between creating music that stimulates his soul (but earns no money) or earning a living by accepting a soul-deadening job in a factory that makes "widgets". The text of the play intentionally refrains from revealing what "widgets" are; clearly, they represent any purely mercantile commodity that has no artistic or spiritual value.

Hm... that is one weird explanation ! Anyway maybe the "window" "gadget" is more suitable for explanation here.

Update: The relevant explanation for widget as in web widget is
A Web Widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate html-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are akin to plugins or extensions in desktop applications.

Well nuff ranting, hereby lemme introduce you to

MuseStorm, offers you to easily create, many widgets in just 2-3 clicks away (maybe more) ok, 4 steps to be exact ;) ! With lotsa template you can choose from !

Click to try !

Hm.. lets give it a try here then (RSS reader probably can't see this)

So.. let the widget be everywhere ... ^^


teddY said...

Wordpress has thos widget system whcih till now I do not know how to use it. Blogger Beta has widgets too I think =) This is an informative post, and thanks for the link to the widget websites! Those are surely of good use to me next time when I familiarise myself with the whole widget thing.

Efendi said...

yeah, widget is on fire nowadays :P me too are still learning what this widget things are ;)

Stii said...

Widgets are cool! I love them. Thanks for this cool article!

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