Ted Nelson has endlessly failed at demonstrating his Xanadu ideas,
- Shortcuts break if you move their target. Indeed any reference to a file will break if you move it
- Filesystems are incompatible across operating systems
- You can't annotate files easily
- Backups become an utter nest of nonsense
"We believe that our [format] will the the one for the smartest people."
I only watched the databases one -- and I skipped bits, which is the sad equivalent of skimming when (as metaplectic points out) there's no transcript -- and the general impression I got was "there are all kinds of different database systems, and they don't work together!"...which is a bit like saying "there are all kinds of different cars, and the parts aren't interchangeable!"
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