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[12]: Not interesting
by Moochman on Sat 10th Mar 2012 03:25 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Not interesting"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

I want the apps to query the file system for a view of all file types that it works with - this is how iOS should be designed to work in the first place. Granted, it does NOT really work this way now.... Apps do not need to create centralized storage - they already have that. It just doesn't work very well currently.... That is a deficiency in the current implementation - not a deficiency in the concept.... I'm not defending the state of the system at this time....


You mention over and over that the current system is broken. You admit that iOS prevents you from easily copying files to and from other devices, and that it tends to cause app lock-in. And yet you seem perfectly complacent with this, all in the name of "the common good". But there is no such thing as "the common good", at least nothing that Apple is furthering. No, Apple made these design decisions on purpose, in order to lock you into their software, services and platform--not because they really want to make your life simpler. If they wanted that, hell, then they could easily have prevented this clusterfuck in the first place, and still made everything just as app-centric. So my question to you is: Why aren't you mad at hell as them for messing up a good idea in such a horrible way???

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RE[13]: Not interesting
by galvanash on Sat 10th Mar 2012 03:32 in reply to "RE[12]: Not interesting"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Why aren't you mad at hell as them for messing up a good idea in such a horrible way???


Um... I am. But that isn't what my original post was in regard to - it was a response to the notion of fixing it by adding a file manager...

I am a firm believer in the notion that an application centric UI that does away with conventional file management is the right way to do it - unfortunately the only example in current use that really even tries is iOS. It's hard to argue the idea when the current flavor in popular use is so badly fubared...

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