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> What if we moved from "everything is a file" to "everything is a URL"?

Do you mean "everything not on my machine is a URL"? We're getting somewhat close to that already.

Or do you mean "everything on my machine is a URL"? Then I don't see how it's different from "everything is a file with a full path", except that someone else is now responsible for the security mechanism.

"Everything is a URL" would give you a unified view of on-machine and off-machine resources...

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