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April 22, 2023

Making the OS of the future more helpful

While exploring an OS which is made up of all the items in your digital life, it’s easy to wonder if things would become a mess rather quickly. In the latest lab note, I explore ways in which an itemized OS might help us keep organized, without the tedium.

Read on:
LN 036: Free and easy organizations and associations »

This lab note is a “part 2” to the last one, so if you missed it, you can start here:
LN 035: The Messy Desktop »

Next up: I have some new experiments to share with you, and as always, more lab notes coming your way. Don’t touch that dial.

A huge thanks to Val Town for sponsoring my work this month, helping make my independent research possible.

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