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from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept.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[7]: Comment by tupp
by lucas_maximus on Sat 30th Jun 2012 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by tupp"
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How is it bullshit to quote from a book? (it isn't scripture FFS).

Have you read the book? I happen to agree with the idea.

Files and Directories are coming from the idea that you represent all day as though it was in a file cabinet.

A better way to represent data is a RDMS (possibly) but in the same way thinking relationally limits how you think, but I am sure you will say "That is just a set of files".

Words limit human thought whether you try to claim other wise.

The same way a concept limits it (such as files), which was what was explained in the quote that you obviously didn't read.

Edited 2012-06-30 16:27 UTC

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