“The desktop metaphor was a brilliant innovation–30 years ago. Now it’s an unmanageable mess, and the search is on for a better way to handle information. […] If you have ever forgotten what you named a file or which folder you put it in, you probably will agree that it’s time for a change. The desktop metaphor is decades old, arising from early-1970s work at Xerox’s fabled Palo Alto Research Center, and was never intended to address today’s computing needs. TechReview searches for our next computer Interface.