Kryo - That's a good description. After thinking on it some more, I want the ability to:
- Tag files (1 file, many tags)
- Tag tags (1 tag, many tags)
- Possibly have "higher" (parent) and "lower" (child) tags as "types" of relationships between tags. Perhaps the more generic requirement is just "tag relationships between tags"
- Automated version control on all files
I think if I had this, I could get out of the folder metaphor. Even better, if I opened a tag ("folder"), I could see related tag contents in the form of Fences.
Something like this, for me at least, would revolutionize how I organize my local data. Free from a rigid hierarchy, I could just categorize files symantically and know I could find them in the same fashion. If I could remember the precise tag (or tags) for a given document, I could probably find it within 1 or 2 links.
The problem with the current tag model is that it assumes you can always get within one degree of separation of your target. To truly do this, you end up, over time, needing hundreds of tags. Then, the process of just selecting the tag(s) becomes too onerous. Finding is easier, but organizing is harder: the precise opposite of the current problem.
Kryo - What do you think? Could Stardock build something like this, perhaps incorporating it into Fences?