Tuesday, July 01, 2003


Haystack - the universal information client. They say:

Haystack is a tool designed to let every individual manage all of their information in the way that makes the most sense to them. By removing the arbitrary barriers created by applications only handling certain information "types", and recording only a fixed set of relationships defined by the developer, we aim to let users define whichever arrangements of, connections between, and views of information they find most effective. Such personalization of information management will dramatically improve each individual's ability to find what they need when they need it.

Here is a screenshot of a Haystack homepage. My favourite part of the Overview is E-mail and Instant Messaging Together at Last.

Ed - I assume Lotus keeps an eye on these sort of developments, like Chandler, Hep and ZOË.

Initial impression is that it is excruciatingly, unusably slow on my 1.8GHz, 512Mb W2K machine.

[via Brian Dear]

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