Tagging File Systems

Adam James has an interesting post on his blog about file systems based on tagging.

I think it’s a great idea, Windows UI today is bound far too closely to the physical disks in our machines and the logical directory structure on top of that. Moving to an abstraction where the physical and logical location matters less and content can be found using tags is a better idea.

I’ve done some experiments on a similar concept in my home automation system for my multi-channel music player where everything is handled using tags: tags for artist, album, genre (obviously) but also free form tags for playlists, songs to play only at certain seasons, … It works really well.

Sat Oct 10 2009 23:33:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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