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[5]: Interesting
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Jul 2012 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Raskin's mac was nothing like what it ended up becoming. Pointing that out seems to lend creditability to the idea that files and folders are a bad idea by relating it to the insanely great product that the first mac was, but in reality, that was one of several good decisions the team made prior to launch that lead to its success. The first mac did have files and directories, so if you think it was a good product then those must not be that bad either.

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