Search is Not All There (15 Oct 2004)
One major limitation of all of these applications is that they require a huge need for annotation. Spotlight, Jobs's search software mentioned in the aforementioned article, searches through the text of documents but also parses through a slew of metadata like file type, creation date, file size, etc. Therein lies the key: for anything other than text files to be useful, we need to annotate the files with metadata.
For some, tagging every single MP3 with ID3 data is a weekend past time. Imagine doing this for every graphic, photograph, video and audio file you own. Only then could a search be comprehensive enough to become the primary tool for navigating files in your computer.
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