October 9, 2002 14:59 | URLs



This is waaay cool:

The goal here is to do for email (starting with your personal mailbox)
what Google did for the web... The Google principle: It doesn't matter
where information is because I can get to it with a keystroke.
So what is ZoÎ? Think about it as a sort of librarian, tirelessly,
continuously, processing, slicing, indexing, organizing, your messages.
The end result is this intertwingled web of information. Messages put in
context. Your very own knowledge base accessible at your fingertip. No
more "attending to" your messages. The messages organization is done
automatically for you so as to not have the need to "manage" your email.
Because once information is available at a keystroke, it doesn't matter
in which folder you happened to file it two years ago. There is no
folder. The information is always there. Accessible when you need it. In

I can't hardly wait to try this out tonight!

1- Boris Anthony

Well... played with it here at work... It is kinda really neato. A bit wonky, and slow on a Dual-500Mhz G4, 1Gig RAM Mac OS X 10.1 machine...

I set it up with my IMAP profile on our corp. mail server.. It went and synchronised itself.. and voila... all my mail from the last 2 years totally searchable etc...

Also pretty cool: any new emails that it gets show up in my RSS aggregator (NetNewsWire) as links. Sweet.

It also builds address books dynamically... really really cool.

It's a great idea, but need s abit of refining... and maybe a dedicated machine... ;)