Simon Fell > Its just code > WinFS ?

Sunday, February 8, 2004

So I've read Scoble's interview which covers WinFS and also read about WinFS in Visual Studio mag but I still don't get it, In both cases it seems that to be useful the user will have to tag the files with meta data, but you only have to look at Office (which has had that for years with the summary property page) to see how unsuccessful its going to be. Why will tagging 100 photos with 'Wedding' make things magically better than having the photo's in a 'Wedding' directory ? I'm not seeing how WinFS is going to make my life (as a user not a developer) any better, what am I missing ?