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I know that Mai Lin and Arne are interested in expanding on the collaborative potential of email, and I suspect that others in this list may be interested in this topic. I'm therefore forwarding the following.
Cordially, Eric Sommer, CEO, ADM
FireDrop, a secretive startup with high profile backing, is mounting an ambitious effort to change the way people communicate online. The company has developed a technology called Zaplets, which combines attributes of email and the Web. It works by allowing a user to send one Zaplet to several recipients, who can then view them with most current email programs. But while most electronic collaboration requires a string of emails, each Zaplet is automatically updated with recipients' responses.