Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The article I'm about to link to, by Oliver Reichenstein, is pretty terrible, but it's a good way for me to bring up something I've been meaning to talk about. First, the article: "Apple has been working on its file system and with iOS it had almost killed the concept of folders - before reintroducing them with a peculiar restriction: only one level! With Mountain Lion it brings its one folder level logic to OSX. What could be the reason for such a restrictive measure?" So, where does this crusade against directory structures (not file systems, as the article aggravatingly keeps stating) come from?
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by jigzat on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:33 UTC
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Funny a few years ago I was thinking that virtually infinite folder depth was a pain in the posterior. When you are using your own computer you can surf your folder structure really easy but if your are doing tech service or using some shared storage or using someone else computer is horrible.

When I was working at a tech service I used to organize people's file structure as a bonus when the job was pretty straight forward and people used to thank me a lot for that because they could find their files really easy and identify garbage files and duplicated content.

I actually do that myself and I am Software Engineer I don't think I qualify as dumb enough to use a computer, is just that I like to keep things simple.

Edited 2012-07-26 00:40 UTC

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