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from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept.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[3]: Comment by some1
by tupp on Sun 1st Jul 2012 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by some1"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

Children do not care to learn reading, writing and arithmetic...
What a load of rubbish. Shut your computer down for a few hours a day, find a girlfriend and have some children before you start talking such sh!t.

Oh, right. Kids LOVE to go to school!

You're an idiot.


No they want their things... they have no idea and don't care what they are...

Only the complete morons like you do not realize that what they want or care for are actually files.

Of course, most such users could easily educate themselves if they can merely read and understood a three-sentence explanation. However, I doubt that you are capable of comprehending any concept that takes more than one sentence to explain.


... file is just an abstraction to make things understandable to humans.

You really are a dim bulb.

Files help both humans and computers manage large and complex groups of data -- that's why 99.999% of computers use file systems. Even though some OSs hide files from the user, the OS still needs to work with files.


That is because they didn't take five minutes to learn about files and directories.
It's because computers are their tools, not their life, like a computer is obviously yours.

I'm sure that you can't afford to take five minutes away from all of the brain surgery and rocket science you're doing.

Judging from your propensity to launch pathetic personal attacks, I'm guessing you are some kind of social retard.


Someone who is exposed to files would probably know the location of an incompatible file and might be able to find a solution for converting that file and making it useful.
The same person who you claim hasn't bothered to learn how to use files and folders?

What? Why are you asking a question that contains its answer? Are you not even capable of having even one rational thought?

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by Coxy on Sun 1st Jul 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Oh, right. Kids LOVE to go to school!


Er... yes... they do. I have 3 myself. All our friends that have children also have chidlren who like to go to school and want to learn. I guess your from the sattes... you sound stupid enough to be. Try living in a country where the teachers have an idea what Pedagogy is, then maybe hildren there will love school to. I guess in american schools having to walk through metal detectors, getting beaten up for not liking sport and shot at by social outsiders would put you off from going.


Only the complete morons like you do not realize that what they want or care for are actually files.


No they are actually binary data... the "file" you see is just metaphor used by the OS ;)


You really are a dim bulb.


People in glass houses....

Judging from your propensity to launch pathetic personal attacks, I'm guessing you are some kind of social retard.


LMAO.... look at your post... talk about a double bind... please educate yourself before you open your arsehole next time.


What? Why are you asking a question that contains its answer? Are you not even capable of having even one rational thought?


You obviously learnt about irony in the same school as Alanis Morissette. Are you not even capable of reading what people have said. There was no answer in my question, and if it was the answer then it wouldn't be a question. Thank the good old US of A for your great education. You have been to school right?

PS: That was a rhetorical question... I'm sure you know that I don't expect an answer ;)

Edited 2012-07-01 13:55 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by Soulbender on Sun 1st Jul 2012 14:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh, right. Kids LOVE to go to school!


Yes, some do.

You're an idiot.


I'm guessing you didn't though.

Only the complete morons like you do not realize that what they want or care for are actually files.


No, what people care about is what is stored in the files. If this abstraction is called files, or objects or containers or whatever is not really important.

Files help both humans and computers manage large and complex groups of data


Sure, but files might as well be called something else.
The main reason we are using "files" and "directories" rather than something else is out of tradition and that it maps well enough to our physical world to make it easy for us to understand.

Even though some OSs hide files from the user, the OS still needs to work with files.


No it doesn't. The OS will work fine without files, it just needs the binary data and a way to locate it. Abstracting this binary data into files and directories is mainly for making it easier for users and developers to work with the OS.

Edited 2012-07-01 14:09 UTC

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