Emerging technology marketing guru, Paul Wlodarczyk asks, “What if a web service could automatically provide the CMS metadata when you go to check-in a new topic?” Wlodarczyk explores why you would want to automate metadata creation and which technologies you might need to make such automation a reality. He also discusses some of the barriers to this approach, which, not surprisingly, are related to silos created by software. Alas, can’t we make all of our tools work together?