Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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see a shrink please
by xushi on Tue 29th Apr 2008 05:59 UTC
xushi
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2005-08-29

I believe such people with psychological or mental problems should contact their psychiatrists or psychologists and stop pestering the rest of us who actually use the trashcan properly and as it's supposed to be used.. Just because they have problems doesn't mean that the rest of us do and want something working to change...

That said, I wonder how useful the trashcan is now with the introduction of the Time Machine.

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