Today's desktops are two decades old. They were hot biscuits then, but stale and crumbly---and moldy---bread today.
Some KnownSpace LinksWhat is KnownSpace?
The Usability Problem
Data Management Problems Today
The Programming Problem
A Science Analogy
The KnownSpace Solution
Working in a Space
KnownSpace Website (Spring 1999)
KnownSpace Presentation (Summer 1999)
KnownSpace Presentation (Spring 1999)
KnownSpace has ties to several other research projects in interfaces, adaptive software, intelligent agents, collaborative filtering, networking, searching, and browsing:
Yale's Lifestreams (see ScopeWare below),
and various commercial efforts:
Pepper (source-code available).
Here's an overview paper (gzipped postscript): A New Data Model: Persistent Attribute-Centric Objects, with Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Terry Jones.
...and a multitude of related links