A Better Threader

Microsoft Research is cheerleading for a threading technique which sorts messages vertically by time, and horizontally by thread (Screenshot) (PDF). There's lots of hullabaloo about how good a job this will do for email, but where it really stands to improve things is in instant messaging interfaces. Similar techniques are present in Lurker, and probably in other places too.

Posted by matt at 11.01.04 01:21