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So, since every service is a network of objects with a meaningful tree-like
substructure, and every site's UI implies an API (in fact, an API can be
generated from UI), we can treat every website as a tree of interactive
interfaces. In fact, some databases and API browsers have somewhat like
but they are reinventing a file system. So, why not to extend
the operating systems with filesystems instead.
The mountable sites would be created by defining new kind of drivers, that
transfer the features of their semantically high level objects (such as
products, news items, contacts, etc.), to the records, that then get
serialized as files in a system through (e.g., FUSE), allowing you to
mount them as a filesystem, where files
correspond to records of those remote sites, but carry all available actions
This way, if you mount a messenger, you get a disk, with all the messages,
which you can filter, delete, reply, and do all other defined operations for
their types (e.g., accessible via command line or right-click drop-down). If
you delete them from disk, they get
automatically deleted from the serivce. If you copy them, they
automatically get "scraped" into your disk, etc.
Mountable sites would make it possible to use any programming language
access the features available in the sites without programming an API.
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||#note# The neural networks of human brain may also have meaningful
tree-like substructures of their semantically high level objects, implying,
that this could be a way to think of mounting specialized parts of brains to
||Not at all. Based on the description of the idea, doing something like:
||Should mount all the movies on the netflix, to your OS drive, as if it is
extra hard disk with all the movies, comments, and whatever the netflix
has, where, if you delete a movie you've created, it is deleted from the
||Would do the same with the other service.
||And you have a disk on your OS with all the Ideas, which again, you
can actually respond to without opening halfbakery itself.
||It's certainly not what dropbox does.
||So, are you proposing a protocol for mounting existing websites,
or a new website which supports such a protocol?
||If the former, then why would, say, netflix want to give you file-
system-like access to all their resources? If the latter, then it still
looks a lot like dropbox to me.
||> So, are you proposing a protocol for mounting existing websites, or a
new website which supports such a protocol?
||Actually, closer to the former, realized through system of drivers, that
for whatever resources are on the web, actually making existing
resources into mountable ones. By creating the new kind of drivers for
existing websites, those websites would be made into mountable
||> If the former, then why would, say, netflix want to give you file-
system-like access to all their resources?
||They wouldn't. However, it is just an example of how it would work
conceptually. For example, in the case of youtube, if
the resource is created by yourself, you would be able to delete it.
||The websites wouldn't have to do anything other than
operate as usual. The drivers written for them would take care of
providing whatever features that are allowed on the websites.
||I was a little worried from the title that this was going to be a
pitch for interactive porn with dedicated VR suites.
||[Skewed], well one can certainly imagine a proper driver for that.