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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Go back to the old days...
by koloraro on Thu 26th Jul 2012 10:47 UTC
koloraro
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2006-07-23

Still remember the old good days when computing was typing or loading a program (now called app), when you have to face the "tabula rasa" and succeed, or fail, no matter what, but the sensation of doing something and the feeling of "creating" was nothing similar to what we can do today.

In fact, you were learning how computers work and how to operate with them, and of course it wasn't for anyone (in price too). With the socialization of the computers a lot of people gained access to them, just for work, and in the internet era with the entertainment and content sharing and consumption things go dumber and dumber. It's true, my mother can open skype and talk to my children, and read a newspaper, but don't aske her to do something more, and my 11-yo nephew can upload a silly video to youtube and have fun with friends, and do some schoolwork and stuff like that without knowing anything about the computer.

The price of socialization of the computers as Clive Sinclair predicted (and loved, as he sells a lot of them with this argument).

So my point is that for people that aren't interested in going further and only consume content or use the computer just for fun, maybe one folder hierarchy it's enough or even harder to understand ()... but there are a lot of people that born with computers, or begin to use computers with the hierarchy folders system in use, or have a lot of projects, for working, for organizing, for whatever, why to go in the opposite direction? Would be the OSX of the future encapsulated in a one-folder ?? :-)

have fun.

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