Microsoft’s VIBE team has developed StepUI, a tool that allows you to use an off the shelf electronic dance mat to read and flag your email, and literally stamp out all that SPAM!
Kudos to Microsoft for funding such open-minded research, but I don’t fancy taking work into the gym with me. How about the reverse: work out at the office using StepUI and pretend I’m working. Remind me to get a 42-inch flat screen display for my office wall (see Microsoft’s picture).
As you can guess I don’t think this is the answer to email overload, as it does not address any of the fundamental causes. However, I can see how it could improve the quality of life for all those chronic sufferers :-)