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10.4: Use Spotlight as a quick and dirty database
Authored by: waded on Oct 18, '05 12:39:48PM

As "ew" as this usage may sound, why can't I hit Cmd-Spacebar, type any question about <b>anything</b>, and get an answer? Who cares what file, database, or part of the internet the answer has to come from? Shouldn't Spotlight be so smart?

I wouldn't be surprised if Spotlight is able to act as a front-end to actual databases in the future, thus getting it closer to being able to answer these questions. Sure, there would be a boatload of configuration behind that, but it can be taken care of at the workgroup, corporate, or internet level. For now, you have to hack it in at the personal level. Ew indeed... but they'll fix that.



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