Tinderbox, like many programs, let's you find things in a complex view by simply typing the first few characters of their name.
Question: a number of programs – QuickSilver and TextMate come to mind – let you type other kinds of abbreviations.
SAF4, for example, could get you Safari 4.
MBernst could get you Mark Bernstein. You get the point.
Do you know a good algorithm for doing this? A research paper proposing the Right Way? Email me.