Ray Ozzie, the Chief Software Architect of Microsoft, has an interesting demo of “webifying” the clipboard on his blog. The so-called Live Clipboard allows a user to interact with rich data on a webpage in a fashion that is much more akin to a traditional rich client application, as Ray discusses more here.

Although what is publicly visible is only demoware at this point, I’d be shocked if we didn’t see this stuff in a lot of web apps in the near future. It only makes good sense, after all.