Redesigning the OS X Dock

Brian Ellis wants to make the OS X Dock more a usable killer app. This article shows his redesign -- which is much better than the Dock we got with the first release of X. The Dock is by far the most controversial feature in Mac OS X. It attempts to single-handedly serve as a replacement for the Apple menu, popup windows, WindowShade, the Control Strip, spring-loaded folders, and various of the other user-friendly features Mac users have gotten used to over the past fifteen years or so. Needless to say, these are big (and numerous) shoes to fill, so one would expect nothing less than a killer app, right? thanks