World Wide Web... meet Copy and Paste

Well, this announcement just screwed up my morning’s todo-list… Microsoft is proposing a standard copy-paste mechanism for the web, dubbing it Live Clipboard.

Show-dont-tell,

And in case any of you missed it… though the technique works in IE.. Microsoft used Firefox to demo the video.. sea change!

Note: Web apps putting content into the clipboard isn’t earth shatteringly new.. Tryanslator does in its bookmarklets, Del.icio.us too. This is more about a call to action, proposing a standard to work with.

Update: This clip will be more important to getting podcast (pod catching). Unfortunately the subscription schema isn’t OPML. Oh well.

(whispers: drag and drop! drag and drop! drag and drop!… )