Windows 2020 Lifestreams and Objectlens's

Jeff Bone jbone@jump.net
Sun, 06 Jan 2002 20:36:23 -0600


Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> The second major user metaphor problem new age OSs face
> is the "data plurality" problem.

Yup...  but that's primarily an artifact of directories / folders as
containers.  Single-instance storage + folders / directories as dynamic
views solves the problem neatly;  coupled with similarity matching, it
provides an automated way to deal with evolving ontological and other filing
schemes.  Reiser's vision thang [1] does a good job of describing this;
most of the "semantic filesystem" addresses this issue in some form or
fashion, too.

jb

[1]  http://www.namesys.com/whitepaper.html