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.


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!... )