Remember when we made a connection by handing someone a photo? Now we fiddle with too many cables, menus, and communication channels, and those individual connections get drowned out. Can we return to physical experiences while retaining the collective intelligence of the network? Tableau is a side table that stores and retrieves memories. It may put friends' photo postcards in the drawer, or post mementos to your online scrapbook. This is an example of task-centric computing, where the interface is distributed across connected physical objects. Apps that run in the cloud can weave available objects into environmental I/O, giving users computing experiences that fit into the flow of life.