Zoe EMail app.
So what is Zoe? 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 context. Zoe is a EMail client. It's also a email server. And a long term archive. And a Search Engine. And an Application Server. All that at once on your desktop. Or server. Or both.
I like to think of this as part of a larger Object Browser.
Unfortunately it's not Open Source (Jun3'02 update: it's going there), and it's written in Java instead of Python. It's probably good that is uses Java Mail and Lucene instead of its own homebrew.
This reminds me of the Intertwingle "potential project" written about by Jamie Zawinski in 1998. (see 2002-04-25-e)
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