Seriously? Microsoft Dashboard err... Gadgets.
Scoble points to Microsoft Gadgets.
Because as desktop users what we need is another set of widgets that clutters up our desktop. You guys do realize that Konfabulator is now free right? There is also DesktopX from Stardock. How about Kapsules? Or maybe you guys a classic Samurize style? Or maybe that one night I had with AveDesk got you jealous.
Let’s not get started on all the docks/sidebars/annoying places to store crap I’ve downloaded and installed over the years. My Google one works just as good as the MSN one I used to use, if not better in someways.
The only “potential” benefit of these gadgets is for the fanciful auxillury display tech that is coming in Longhorn, but even then the going rate of items being dropped out of the product lately it probably won’t survive post Beta 2.
My opinion: Focus on making a solid OS and let us developers make the wiz bang stuff for you. Or can we not be trusted?