Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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by drsmithy on Mon 29th Nov 2004 23:38 UTC

How many times have you put your keys down and later forgotten where you had put them? You had to look for them, didn't you?

The same thing happens with computer files. Only with the computer, you can tell the machine what you're looking for and to go find it for you.

Um, that was kind of the point I was trying to make - that you _can't_ eliminate the search or organisation processes (only optimise them) as they are inherent to the very concept of storage and retrieval.