[okfn-labs] I think there's a better way

Donald McLean dmclean62 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 02:59:44 UTC 2013

I've been working on a more detailed explanation of what I've been
thinking. Please take a look at the draft and ask questions, or make


Thank you,


On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Donald McLean <dmclean62 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have you ever had a file/document you couldn't open because you didn't
> have the right application? Or perhaps you could open it, but not in the
> application you wanted to use, because that app didn't support that format?
> Is there really so much difference between an email and a text document?
> Between a to-do list and a contact?
> Why can't we link data together more seamlessly? My emails from my friend
> Bob should be linked to his contact information, and the pictures of him,
> and the calendar entries for what we have planned. If my company hires a
> new guy who's going to work on a project with me, shouldn't I just be able
> to send him everything relating to the project, all in one blob?
> These are just a few of the clues that lead me to conclude that the
> file/document based approach to storing information on computers could be
> replaced with something better. For several years I've been working on this
> problem and I have a few ideas.
> Is this kind of work of any interest to this group?
> Thank you,
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