This article is from the Object-Oriented Technology FAQ, by Bob Hathaway firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The Apertos (formerly MUSE) project at Sony Research
is a meta-object based distributed OS for turning portable wireless
hand-held computers into fully-connected Dynabook-like
terminals. It's very very wizzy. The papers are on:
The source is available for research; I think you have to
sign something first.