I had an interesting in passing conversation with someone today about tagging file systems… which reminded me of my own sordid past.

Before I joined Microsoft, before I was an MVP, before I released Base4, I wrote something called XTend.

At the time I called it a relational file system, but this was back in 2000, today it’d be a ‘tagging’ file-system.

I personally find it strange that fully 9 years later, I still can’t find a viable tagging / relational file system.

See I for one want more than just ‘keyword search’ to help with the ‘finding found things’ problem.

Anyone else feel the same way?