Via John Gruber, Sprint, for some reason (marketing, obviously), has put up a giant Flash-based, um, dashboard display widget thingy, called “Now”, with a HUGE amount of data. Just let it all wash over you. Swim in the data. Perfect for info-crack addicts like me:
The audio bits are a little annoying. Wish there was a way to turn them off.
This is my new screensaver, for now, thanks to IdleWeb, a cool free little Mac app that lets you display any web page as your screensaver. I had been using the Digg Arc visualization. We’ll see how long this one lasts. For my screensaver, I can’t stand just some random visualization. I want realtime ambient data streaming across my screen when I’m not
Know what would be really cool? An open, customizeable, hackable version of this. Like iGoogle, My Yahoo, or NetVibes run amok. A framework to build and display the data, and a library of widgets to show realtime information. THAT would be awesome. Someone get on building that, would you?