Source: Technology Review
Learn About Haystack: The Universal Information Client
With desktop access being a popular topic these days, here's research from MIT (an early version of some of the software, a semantic web browser) that might be of interest to some of you.
I haven't had a chance to try out the software yet but I will soon. From the article, "Computer science professor David Karger hopes new software will transform the way people organize and search for information on their computers. The Haystack project, which Karger started in 1995 with former MIT professor Lynn Stein, offers more-intuitive ways of organizing files, far beyond the traditional categories of file name, type, or date." You can find the Haystack overview here. Screenshots here. Download (semantic web browser, an early release) here.