"Rather than replicate the appearance of physical book spines, or even the specific information presented on them, the goal is to enable information discovery with a computer-mediated approach. Exploring new capabilities only available with non-physical, virtual book spines, hereafter referred to as spines or virtual spines, is a good place to start. (...) Virtual spines can be in multiple locations simultaneously, (...) can be organized for multiple characteristics simultaneously (...) can be re-organized instantly at the behest of any user (...) can be visually richer than physical book spines (...) [and] can provide a context-sensitive appearance.
So where's my point?
Visualizing information is an importante way of discovery and alpha prototype viewer that Naomi Dushay reports might be a step forward for the integration of weblogs in organizational settings [and of course, for my own personal information managment: i've been wishing for a long time to be able to «see» all the connections i've been making in this last months on B2OB & BlogTese with my work]