Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[4]: Not interesting
by gan17 on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not interesting"
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

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What does this even mean?


It means that after half a century, its time to let go of the old crippled ways of handling things.
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Having the ability to manage your files yourself is vital for people who use the iPad as a creative tool. Try using Adobe's Photoshop Touch or something. As you create multiple variants of the same piece, you'll definitely miss the ability to sort them in folders and sub-folders.

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RE[5]: Not interesting
by nefer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Not interesting"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

Having the ability to manage your files yourself is vital for people who use the iPad as a creative tool.


Traditional file managers are inherently flawed with todays data volumes. They're so broken beyond repair its not even funny. It was fine up until we had disks which were measured in megabytes. It crossed the line of manageability when we had disks with more than a gigabyte of space. Do you know ANY system around you that don't have junk hierarchical file structures of somesort with accumulated cruft that nobody has bothered to check in ages because they don't know what resides in them and they don't really care to weed them out to begin with? Do you use the file manager to retrieve date from them? For both questions, the answer will be almost always no.

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RE[6]: Not interesting
by gan17 on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Not interesting"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

That still doesn't mean squat to someone who wants to sort his files his bloody way.

You can spend millions in R&D creating a foolproof filesystem that thinks it does an optimal job, but at the end of the day people who create stuff will still want to sort their work the best way they see fit.

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RE[6]: Not interesting
by phoenix on Thu 8th Mar 2012 23:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Not interesting"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

IOW, since (some) people can't be bothered to organise their files, we should remove all capabilities to organise files? How backward is that.

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