Minding the Planet: The Spherical Desktop
I've been thinking a bit about how the GUI for computer desktops could be improved so that it is possible to have more information available without cluttering the screen with windows and folders etc.
Source: Minding the Planet: The Spherical Desktop
I'm guessing Nova's never seen Sphere XP, which is a nifty but not quite useful spherical desktop manager for Windows. Although, where Nova's talking about being outside the sphere and dealing with the surface, Sphere XP is about living inside the sphere and spinning around near the center.