Very interesting article!
I noticed a lot of parallels between Hans Reiser with Reiser4, and Bill Gates with WinFS.
Windows Vista was supposed to ship with WinFS. And WinFS was supposed to be an
all-encompassing namespace, the brainchild of the brilliant Bill Gates, and one of the
cornerstones of Vista. But it slipped and slipped, and was eventually scrapped, at least for
the time being, so Vista could ship. In the end, Vista shipped with the old NTFS --- like
ext3, reliable but dull.
Maybe the moral of the story is that no one has yet figured out how to build super-filesystems
in a workable manner.