Active Desktop will be part of the Internet Explorer 4.0 browser, appearing in the first half of the year. It's expected to radically change the way Internet users get their information.
That and other "push" technologies will represent a $220 million ad market in 2000, according to Yankee Group.
So, forget work. We'll spend our time clicking through newly arrived content and banner ads. Active Desktop and its brethren could be the biggest productivity killers since Minesweeper and Solitaire.