Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The article I'm about to link to, by Oliver Reichenstein, is pretty terrible, but it's a good way for me to bring up something I've been meaning to talk about. First, the article: "Apple has been working on its file system and with iOS it had almost killed the concept of folders - before reintroducing them with a peculiar restriction: only one level! With Mountain Lion it brings its one folder level logic to OSX. What could be the reason for such a restrictive measure?" So, where does this crusade against directory structures (not file systems, as the article aggravatingly keeps stating) come from?
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RE[2]: Interesting
by tupp on Thu 26th Jul 2012 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
tupp
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You have deftly expressed exactly how we got into this "dumbification" mess.

Joe Sixpack had no trouble understanding files and directories with Windows 3.x and DOS. As soon as the Windows '95 obfuscation appeared, things went south, and we have never recovered.

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