nice article john a, nice contradictions too (in the article that is).
like quote blog: "It doesn’t do multi-tasking well (you can’t see opened windows, system tray icons, etc..)" and a little further it goes "... and is developing a better way for us to interact with our computer"
right, who is 'us' and what is that about 'our computer'? are we going to implant them (may i have a yellowish-blueish-bright-black one)? or share one big cuddly computy thingy worldwide? no, lets start a commune with them!
and who would ever want a computer to be multi-tasking? we are multi-taskingable ourselves!
we can write letters and draw something by hand, meanwhile stare at the clouds or stars, and listen to music too, mind you...
who needs a functional computer these enlightened days? lets abolish the computers! starting with the software (the little leds are still pretty neat).
to the artists who are so concerned with new desktops, i would suggest: look up the words usability
in a paper dictionary.