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from the fact that Android's share menu addresses many of these concerns, his point still stands: files are not an outdated, archaic concept.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[5]: Comment by some1
by zima on Fri 6th Jul 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by some1"
zima
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> How does one transfer "content" from device to computer, from one platform to another?

Say you have files, does this help? http://xkcd.com/949/

BTW such scenario with files seems to be a largely solved problem, judging from my experiences with official Google Talk win32 client, when setting it up with "computer illiterates" (often distant, guiding them during a phone call; the point usually being comfortable & inexpensive VoIP with somebody far away, but it's also nice for transfers) - strangely and sadly, not only that specific IM client didn't become very popular, it's also essentially retired...

Edited 2012-07-07 00:07 UTC

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