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From Henry Saputra <>
Subject Re: Project Idea - TagSheets
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:56:03 GMT
Unfortunately, I think you can not attach files to the mailing list so
the attachments need to be somewhere accessible via links.

- Henry

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Scott McFarland <> wrote:
> I watch Analysts put their data into spreadsheets – Inventory data,
> bug/issues data, other miscellaneous data.  And see them struggle to fit new
> types of data items into their existing set of spreadsheet columns.  And see
> them struggle to find ways to correlate like-type items (frequently done by
> creating new columns to capture relationships).  And see them traversing up
> and down the sheet, unable to easily surf from one item to a related one.
> I think that the world is ready for a more loosely-defined type of “sheet”,
> that is to a traditional spreadsheet what a NoSQL database is to a
> relational database.  Less regimented, more flexible.  And, Twitter’s
> popularity has made the “Hashtag” concept intuitive to a wide audience.
> Hence I propose development of a “TagSheet” mechanism to store data, that
> captures relationships between entities by means of associating hashtags to
> them.
> This might quickly fill a niche for users who resist complex tools – who
> reflexively reach for spreadsheets when they need to track information.  It
> is a nice fit for inventory management, to start with.
> Attached are two markup screens that show what a TagSheet could look like.
> I see it as a small web application, built with Java and JSP, that can run
> under any web server.  Does anyone think that this concept is one that
> Apache would want to develop and promulgate?
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