Sadly, I'm not very impressed by this. It looks beautiful, but it seems like the entire idea is "let's re-invent the desktop with state of the art 3D game graphics". What's useful here? When I start building my state of the art, next generation platform, I'm gonna base it on Wiki. Making things more simple is the key to building the next generation; not making things more complex.
A Wiki based platform will simplify from existing desktop metaphor in two ways :
remove overlapping windows, replace desktop with page metaphor (which has proven its value on the net)
remove hierarchical file system, replace with a free-form, hyperlinked set of pages, on which can be built arbitrary hierarchical indexes, or "rings" or CategoryCategory style classification and pooling.
Croquet : http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2901
- Sun's Project LookingGlass