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 Googol on Tue 29th Apr 2008 05:44 UTC
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2006-11-24

... an article which I don't need to read in order to form an opinion on - how can you have "issues" with the concept of deleting files and calling them trash? As has been pointed out already, someone must have too much time on their hands ;)

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