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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

"I think you missed my point..."

Oh I got it, it just doesn't seem relevant to what you were responding to, but I'll let you and Thom sort it out if he cares.


And for the umpteenth time, tagging & meta data are not mutually exclusive to hierarchies. You keep implying that it's gotta be one or the other, but it's not. Even with the email example, people today already use both directories and metadata tagging together, they are non the worse for it (I personally use both). I get that you love meta data, great for you, and it is great for me too. But allowing others to use directories in no way impedes the use of metadata. I'm getting awfully tired of pointing this out.

It should be your choice to use directories or not for yourself. I don't care in the least whether you create another directory in your lifetime, why are you so adamant that others shouldn't be allowed to? Are you more interested in preaching the one true way than coming up with a practical solution that can suit both our needs?

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