Not The Unix Way?
Posted Jul 6, 2007 9:58 UTC (Fri) by MathFox
In reply to: Not The Unix Way?
Parent article: Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop
The idea behind the "semantic layer" is that there is one interface to store metadata behind objects. If you've made pictures and mp3 recordings of your daughter singing a song, you can link the different media to the event. The event can be part of "July 2007" and "daughter"
IMO it is "the UNIX way" in a sense that small and simple programs (like gthumb) become more powerful because they can make better use of the relations layer, not imposing a structure on their own.
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