Who would have thought that step one would be to completely ditch the mouse? But if you think about it, the due date has perhaps arrived.
Here it is: my crazy summer project to reinvent desktop human-computer interaction.
This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely new way of interacting with desktop computers.
There's more information at 10gui.com.
The real point here is that we need a leap-frog move to jump from what we have as an interface now to the next step. I'd like to see this kind of technology as soon as possible.