Persona E-Mail Concept

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More info at the project website. via.

I really don’t mean to be snarky or anything, but around the 1:00 mark, when they introduce conversation view, i was heavily reminded of Google Wave. If Wave had looked this good and easy, it might just have worked…
As Lukas Mathis points out, the current design also doesn’t leave much room for automated e-mail messages (confirmations, mailing lists, …), which seems like a grave oversight for a mail client.