information servers

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2006-10-16 22:43:03

i was reading this article, and although it doesn't really go into any sort of detail about what exactly the information server does, the general concept does seem pretty cool, and something that i think will be useful in the near future. one of the main causes of information overload is not having the information in right format to be dealt with easily. too often the information we get is unstructured and needs to be reformatted before it becomes usable. a trivial example that we've all probably dealt with is getting appointment information in an email (instead of some sort of generic calendar entry object that can be tossed directly into a calendar or to an alarm clock).

some sort of server that processes information and makes it more usable sounds like one of those things that would be infinitely more useful than it seems to at first (i.e. more uses for it crawl out of the woodwork once it has been developed). i'm not sure if this is what the IBM server does, but it would be cool if it did.

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