Rory writes about 3D desktops. I agree with the arguemnts that he makes about this idea. It probablly won’t catch on.
However, Rory adds a little extra note:
Why don’t we allow users to group applications?
If you read the post, Rory goes on to describe how he would implement the grouping of applications. Again, I agree with Rory. This would be a great feature. In fact, this feature was one of the reasons that I used OS/2 for several years. What Rory describes was called Work Area Folders, and I liked them a lot.
I really do miss it sometimes in Windows. I especially miss it when I want to debug our COM+ applications with our client application. Now I have to open each project separately. It would be nice if I could click on one folder and have all the projects open up automatically. We have 12 different COM+ applications that interact. You can’t debug them in a group. They have to be in different instances of the IDE.
Rory’s idea is good, but it is not new. I wonder if Rory knows that he won’t be able to patent it?