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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by Hiev on Thu 26th Jul 2012 19:50 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

The answer is more simple, now files come with meta-information, so, instead of having the folder /images/school/ you have tags or meta-info in the file that makes them easy to organize, remember that prolly the main reason for directories to exists is to easily find the information that is classified in each folder, now, that is not necessary, faster processors plus meta-information is making it more easy.

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