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 IvoLimmen on Tue 29th Apr 2008 05:25 UTC
IvoLimmen
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2005-07-06

I think the trash-can will automatically evolve (like others suggested).
In the future, when your trash can is filled with ten items, a small truck will retrieve the trash and bring it to the garbage dump.
How long it stays in the garbage dump is uncertain, I do know however that lost files in the garbage dump are difficult to find.

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