Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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by HappyGod on Tue 29th Apr 2008 00:20 UTC
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I hate a full trash! I'm also a compulsive trash emptier.

It's actually more of a problem on other people's computers as I instinctively empty their trash and end up apologising!

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RE: Agree!
by rhavenn on Tue 29th Apr 2008 00:37 in reply to "Agree!"
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Yeah. I've met more then one person who stores files in the "recycle bin" and expects them to stay there and hence, i've done a few disk restores for people as well after emptying it for them. Same goes for the "deleted items" folder in Outlook. If you want to keep it why is is it in the trash???

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RE: Agree!
by sc3252 on Tue 29th Apr 2008 01:10 in reply to "Agree!"
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I seriously need to bring one of you guys to my work, so you can clean out my desk. I have so much paper work piled on top of each other that people at work make comments about my desk when they walk by.

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