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]: Comment by kovacm
by Adam S on Thu 26th Jul 2012 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
Adam S
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My mother has been using a computer for over 15 years and still doesn't get the concepts of folders/directories. She continues to create new ones with an increasing number of underscores to get them to the front of her exploding "My Documents" folder.

I've seen this happen before to others. I think phasing out the file system is a GREAT idea. The problem is that we need a next-generation solution for power users too, because, yeah, emailing documents is a mess.

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