There’s a whole pile of pundits foaming on about the new MSN Deskbar. Robert Scoble, ever the super-marketing guy, has a fairly good rundown on the current opinions, most of which seem to be focussed on the relative performance of the desktop search component versus Google’s attempts.
I was initially going to install this thing and give it a crack, but I was (a) put off by the demand that I must use Internet Explorer to meet ‘minimum requirements’ (whiskey tango foxtrot!?), and (b) have never, ever found a need for desktop search. I dunno, perhaps it is just me, but I don’t lose files. I just don’t. I mean come on people, what the heck are you doing? Dumping all your documents into one giant folder, or are you just slapping them straight in the root of C:?
It’s not like it is a hard thing to organise files. I work in software development, doing mainly project-based work. Code goes into the source control system under some intelligent project name; docs, specs, diagrams, etc. go into a folder for the project under the folder for the client. Done. Am I too narrow-minded to see other scenarios?
Just sort your damn files you lazy buggers!