A link in Jon Udell's blog [1] pointed me at Jeffrey Snover's Monad, a super-shell for the next version of Windows. It contains a lot of very cool ideas; if you'd like to take a look, go to [2], click "Watch It Now", then go to Section 5 of the video. [1] http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/10/29/44OPstrategic_1.html [2] http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/Episode043/default.asp