The Next Computer Interface - Technology Review
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This article discusses the limitations of the desktop metaphor and the search for alternatives to manage information stored on computers. It explores new metaphors taken from other media, such as books or diaries or film; 3-D schemes that use our sense of spatial orientation to create the illusion of depth on-screen, so that documents look closer or farther away depending on their importance to us; alternatives that borrow from video games the notion of having an intelligent guide, or avatar, to help us find what we're looking for.