Notebooks for academics (scientists, researchers etc.) which allow connection to datasets and embedded code. AcademicKnowledgeManagementSoftware
- JuPyter is probably an early example.
- NextJournal is a company offering hosting of them.
- Pronto? (See LivelyKernel)
- NewSpeak's web IDE might actually be close to my dream in SmalltalkNeedsANewUI
These ought to be the focus of academic publishing and practice.
AcademicJournals ought to insist that all publications are accompanied by a Smart Notebook.
In a sense SDIDesk and even CardiganBay were partly fumbling towards this idea. When Cardigan Bay finally gets proper code embedding then maybe it will be.