I should have posted about this more immediately, but I came home from PAX East with a bad cold and I’m just now getting really over it. However: the IF Demo Fair went off with a minimum of fuss and a lot of great entries. (And if you’re curious what the physical setup was like, there is a stream of photos by Mark Musante here.) I’m planning to cover the full list more thoroughly in SPAG — a little more official and permanent than my blog, as the entries deserve. But I did want to look at a few trends and examples.
Vorple is still a long way from completion, as I understand it, and the tooltip concept is only one of a number of things it can do. But I’m currently quite enamored of the possibilities.
Finally, this wasn’t part of the Demo Fair at all, but Jon Ingold’s recent experiment in a parser that error-corrects in the command line is worth a mention too, as it’s approaching many of the same problems from a different perspective.