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from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept.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[6]: Comment by tupp
by tupp on Sat 30th Jun 2012 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by tupp"
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Sorry I wasn't clear, One of the early prototypes at Apple before Steve took control of it.

This description sounds like prototype which had the sole purpose of merely demoing Apple's version of the Xerox/3-rivers GUI. The file and folder icons were there (just like the Alto and Perq), but there was no content, hence, it had no "files." The intention for the actual OS was to eventually have a file system.


From the book itself.

Sounds like a fundamentalist about to quote scripture.

The text that you quoted and highlighted is B.S.

Also, why don't you come up with some original thought, instead of quoting someone else's conjecture?

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