On my wishlist of top 20 things I'd like to do: A PIM for Linux.

Why in Ruby? Silly question. I'd use it no matter the language, but
if I were working on it, I'd want it to be in Ruby.

The "traditional" PIM has never been of much interest to me -- the
contact manager, address book, phone book type of thing.

I have used a fairly non-traditional one since 1987. At that time
it was called Tornado; now it's called Info Select. As with many
things, not everything in its evolution has been a step forward.

What I like about it:
1. It's very good at  handling "totally random," unstructured,
unformatted information.
2. The search capabilities are awesome (and screamingly fast).

But, of course, it's only on Windows and Palm OS. And it has many
features nowadays that I don't want/need -- some of which I can't
turn off, either. :/

Anyway, what I have in mind is basically a gigantic pile of virtual
sticky notes (categorizable into groups). They'd be stored in a
database and represented onscreen as a bunch of little text widgets.

Possibly the categories would be a tree view on the right... but I
wouldn't want the items in the tree view. (That's one complaint I
have with IS -- once you expand a category, the tree view is dominated
by that list of items and becomes essentially useless.)

Once that was working, I'd be interested in possibly adding some
hyperlink facilities of some kind.

I'd likely choose FX/Ruby as a GUI, though GTK+ might be better in
some ways. Hmmm.

Anyone interested in working on this with me??

Hal