So, if you're going to manage to convince the world to change the way it does something, it had better have an benefit that's immediately obvious and take no more than a few seconds to explain how to do.

A long, rambly exploration of the state…, this is stevenf.com

The desktop metaphor seems to be dying out. The Newton’s notepad metaphor was stillborn with the Newton. Web applications use the ‘enterprise green screen’ as their metaphor. There must be something else.