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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If you're not doing serious work, or you're not continuously under pressure, and don't have a family, I can see why you don't consider folders a bad idea.

Ah yes, the pinnacle of quality arguments: insinuating that those who don't agree with you have no life, no job and no family.

Soon you'll have an ungodly mess which it would take hours to clean up.

And having a single-level tag cloud with hundreds of tags is of course much better and easier.
Sorry but tags and metadata does not magically solve this problem.

get computer systems that automate the task by using clever, automated tagging and searching.

Tagging and searching is not mutually exclusive to folders. I really don't know where this misconception comes from.

Edited 2012-07-26 12:46 UTC

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