Beyond Blackcomb: Microsoft Research on Social Software – This One Has Potential

I previously posted on Snarf, Social Network and Relationship Finder.  Tested it.  After testing, I didn’t see the value and uninstalled it today.  Maybe Narf is a good solution for someone, but not for me.  Strike one.

So back doing research I saw this one on the Microsoft research site and I am intrigued by the potential of "Beyond Blackcomb".  No beta, no install, but something to keep an eye on down the road.

Beyond_blackcombBeyond Blackcomb: Storyboards of future computing experience

These storyboards explore using simple forms to spatially display items on the desktop. Important people, conversations, documents and web pages are easy to find, and related items are appear based on the context of the user.