I agree there is tremendous potential with SideShow to bring info and data beyond the desktop and laptop expanding the vista experience. Unfortunately I think MS has fallen extremely short here.

My related post on the SideShow forum:
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3048676&SiteID=1http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3048676&SiteID=1

The software just isn't where it needs to be and the elusive devices that the whole strategy is based on is not there. 

-JR