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from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept.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[2]: Comment by some1
by lucas_maximus on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
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Children do not care to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but we teach them anyway, so that they are not helpless and utterly ignorant. It takes less than five minutes to teach someone the meaning and hierarchy of files, directories.

Utter bullshit.

Some children don't care about those things, but given the right motivation most will be willing to learn.

I never had much interest in stories when I was a child but I did have much interest in how things work, so my parents were kind enough to buy me books explaining how things worked (from racing cars to how caves were formed).

Lets make a very generalist bullshit statement that isn't base on any facts at all. It all depends on what motivates a person.

Writing everyone else as a f--king moron helps nobody.

Edited 2012-07-02 18:06 UTC

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