Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:55 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whenever there is a conversation about the future of computing, is discussion inevitably turns to the notion of a 'File'. After all, most tablets and phones don't show the user anything that resembles a file, only Apps that contain their own content, tucked away inside their own opaque storage structure. This is wrong. Files are abstraction layers around content that are necessary for interoperability. Without the notion of a File or other similar shared content abstraction, the ability to use different applications with the same information grinds to a halt, which hampers innovation and user experience." Aside from the fact that a file manager for Android is just a click away, and aside from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept. One of my biggest gripes with iOS is just how user-hostile the operating system it when it comes to getting stuff - whatever stuff - to and from the device.
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RE: Stupid, stupid
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 05:14 UTC in reply to "Stupid, stupid"
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You have described the dumbest of the dumbasses when it comes to computer users. It is exactly those people you are describing who should be denied access to a computer until they are willing to LEARN a thing or two and quit considering their computer to be no more complicated than a fucking rock. Even setting up a landline telephone or toaster and using it requires just a bit of knowledge to use... why should a computer be any different?

Just as people are denied the ability to drive a car until they have reached an age that they can learn the basics of driving, and prove that they at least know the rules before given the legal right to drive by themselves. Of course, these people often drive like inconsiderate assholes and break all the laws anyway, but at least they were taught and (hopefully) understand the basics of driving.

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