Ok, so this is kinda out of the blue… but I’ve been looking at
Google Base and thinking that it’s got some really good ideas in it.
Especially the way you can create your own “type” of item with its own
custom attributes, like date range, location, number, text, etc. Kind
of like defining a database with a GUI, but not exactly.
It seems really interesting to me, from a sort of content management
perspective. The hardest part for me is getting my head around how
you’d structure the database tables to do this. It’s a lot like making
an application that lets users build their own surveys, if that makes
sense. Is anyone working on something remotely like this?