Ray Ozzie is showing a demo of ‘Live Clipboard‘ here at ETech. It’s a way to copy structured (for instance, microformatted) data from a web page and paste it to another web service or desktop app while keeping the structure intact.

Some things this enables him to show:
– Copying an event from Eventful to your desktop calendar so it automagically gets placed in the proper date & time
– Copying your profile from MSN Spaces to Facebook, with the custom field for ‘location’ getting added to the profile
– Copying billing & shipping address information from the clipboard to an e-commerce site

This is going to significantly improve the Web-to-desktop app user experience. Here are screencasts of the demo. The work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike.

Microsoft got itself one hell of a CTO when it acquired Ozzie’s Groove Networks last year.


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March 7th, 2006 at 2:36 pm (#)

[Framväxel] Ray Ozzie om “Klipp och klistra”, version 2.0

Ray Ozzie skapade först Lotus Notes, sedan Grove och är nu Chief Technical Office på Microsoft och numera riktigt engagerad…

March 12th, 2006 at 10:11 am (#)

Web based clipboard – Better

Web based clipboard – Better get used to it

Matt Ratto
March 22nd, 2006 at 4:25 am (#)

excellent news! I’m using the Nokia 770 as a key example in a new paper about how companies can design artifacts that encourage “critical material practices” (e.g. “crafting” practices of tinkering, reuse, and redesign,) and thus create longer product lifecycles and less “disposable culture” and early obsolesence. Hope to talk to you and Ulla about it sometime.

Matt Ratto
March 22nd, 2006 at 4:30 am (#)

sorry – last entry should be under “Joined Nokia”. I must have clickity-clicked too fast…

March 22nd, 2006 at 11:55 am (#)

Great to hear about the paper. Could you email me a copy?

Matt Ratto
March 23rd, 2006 at 7:20 am (#)

abso – a drafty version by next week. Currently I’m stuck in a kind of frankfurt school/Hannah Arendt work/labor morass. But I’ll bang through it soon.

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