Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:55 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whenever there is a conversation about the future of computing, is discussion inevitably turns to the notion of a 'File'. After all, most tablets and phones don't show the user anything that resembles a file, only Apps that contain their own content, tucked away inside their own opaque storage structure. This is wrong. Files are abstraction layers around content that are necessary for interoperability. Without the notion of a File or other similar shared content abstraction, the ability to use different applications with the same information grinds to a halt, which hampers innovation and user experience." Aside from the fact that a file manager for Android is just a click away, and aside from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept. One of my biggest gripes with iOS is just how user-hostile the operating system it when it comes to getting stuff - whatever stuff - to and from the device.
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RE[6]: Ted Nelson on files
by MOS6510 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ted Nelson on files"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Perhaps you're one of those people computers don't like.

Read the manual or view the instruction videos.

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RE[7]: Ted Nelson on files
by gan17 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 14:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Ted Nelson on files"
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2008-06-03

There's nothing to read or view.
You simply can't drag & drop your content.

I'd like to give iOS a chance. It's got some great developers making apps for it, but I can't do diddly squat until Apple actually gives me a way to move my content over to the phone/slate without iTunes or iTunesMatch or whatever it's called.

Till that's possible, you can rave about "file-less" systems all you want, but I'll still call it defective by design.

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RE[8]: Ted Nelson on files
by MOS6510 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 17:04 in reply to "RE[7]: Ted Nelson on files"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't rave about. I just say you don't need to manually moves files around.

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RE[7]: Ted Nelson on files
by viton on Sun 1st Jul 2012 01:05 in reply to "RE[6]: Ted Nelson on files"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Perhaps you're one of those people computers don't like.

LOL
So iPad can't upload a FILE directly just because computers "don't like me"?

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RE[8]: Ted Nelson on files
by MOS6510 on Sun 1st Jul 2012 10:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Ted Nelson on files"
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2011-05-12

It's a possibilty I can't just ignore without risking a sleepless night wondering if I made the right decision.

I also have the SD card reader and I use it, on holidays like I am now, off load pictures from our camera. Photo Stream makes them appear on my other iOS devices and Macs when I get home. From my iPad I could put some on Twitter or Facebook, send them by email.

When a website only allows upload via a file requester I guess it becomes more difficult, but if you really need to upload pictures, I mean REALLY need, you must better pick the tools for the job. If you are a journalist or a professional photographer a MacBook Air or Pro is a much more obvious pick than an iPad.

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