I’m not the most organized person around, but when it comes to my computer I’m set in my ways of folders within folders within folders. I’d bet you’re much the same way. But a few months back I abandoned my hierarchical folder tree, and now, all my files are dumped into the Documents folder. It’s ugly, and I don’t really like to look at it. Ever. Yet these days I’m able to locate the files I want faster than ever before. How is this possible? Metadata.