Maybe it's just what the name implies and only for access and retrieval, but how in the world of Trek do you enter information into the thing?
Are there any screenshots or samples of actual data entry screens?
I would assume it's like modern day touch screen, only with more confusing UI design thanks to Michael Okuda. They have proven within Star Trek that they have Speech Recognition technology in ENT. That's how alot of people prefer to write their logs. Just talk until it's done.
Granted Michael Okuda is no Computer Scientist or Programmer. I would've come up with more interesting and logical design myself. But I have the benefit of looking back now with my knowledge of computers and programming to fall back on.