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: So arbitrary
by clasqm on Fri 27th Jul 2012 08:22 UTC in reply to "So arbitrary"
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There are no actual ones and zeroes. Even that is an abstraction. There are microscopic pieces of disk material that are magnetized or demagnetized. And the transistorized equivalent in flash memory ...

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