I am interested in finding out what other metaphors
have been tried for the computer "desktop" other than the
Windows desktop metaphor. For instance, Amiga used
a "workbench" metaphor using "drawers" instead of
"folders." I vaguely remember some windowing system
that used a "neighborhood" metaphor, with different
functions being buildings (i.e. city dump instead of
"trashcan" or "recycling bin").
Can anybody point me to a source, on or off the web,
that discusses this?
I am not a regular reader of comp.graphics.misc, so
if this is off topic, I apologize, and would appreciate
guidance as to what newsgroup I should try.
Thanks in advance,