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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I'm a psycho too, so this is what I do
by Tremor on Tue 29th Apr 2008 11:30 UTC
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On Windows I swap empty and full trash icons, so I rarely empty my trash to have empty trash can on my desktop.
On Linux I don't use trash at all.

Edited 2008-04-29 11:31 UTC

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