…Google Drive supported README files in the same way that GitHub does?
I think it would be wonderful if in each directory you not only saw a list of all your files and folders, but could also have formatted page including links, images etc. – a page that can give an overview or explain why the specific information has been gathered together.
Part of the great trouble with file systems and directory hierarchies is the problem of ‘knowing’ what exists at each level. Loosely structured data (e.g. tag based systems) can be great, but there is very often a need for a more hierarchical structure too. The tree based structure of file systems is both intuitive and useful – and, I’d like to think that this is more than just long familiarity.
…actually I’d love this functionality on all my devices. I would like to browse any file system and if there is a README to see that with the files. I’m writing this on a laptop running Linux Mint – I’m guessing I could do this already if I knew where to look. Does it exist for Mac and Windows too? Must do, surely?