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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not like before
by siraf72 on Tue 29th Apr 2008 09:11 UTC
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2006-02-22

I guess this is a personal thing. I do not have this problem. I delete things and then usually every couple of days quickly review the content of the trash can and then empty it.

However, in pre OS X systems the trash can looked like it was going to explode when you put something in it. That did kind of make it feel like it was imperative to empty it in the interest of personal safety.

Edited 2008-04-29 09:14 UTC

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