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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What's in a domain name?
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Jul 2012 01:48 UTC
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2005-08-18

Apparently nothing. I would certainly expect an information architect" to know the difference between file system, presentation and cloud service.

We are just not smart enough to deal with notional pyramids.


So we're smart enough to be at the top of the food chain for a long time, fly to the moon, create computers and stuff but not smart enough to grasp a folder structure? Come on.

If you doubt this, prove me wrong by telling me what is in each file menu in your browser


I don't know what he's trying to say. My browser only has one file menu.

I was relieved when Apple introduced default content folders in the left side Finder panel


That's funny. The operating systems I use regularly (including Windows) have had this, or a similar, feature for a loooong time. Maybe it's just a revelation to Mac users. It is handy though.

is a giant leap forward in cross-device file management.


Sure, I guess. If your definition of cross-device is as narrow as "between OSX , iPad and iPhone".

Dropbox does not allow you to access the same document from different devices.


uh, yes it does. It even supports more devices than iCloud.


My conclusion from this article is "file management on Mac must really have sucked the devils cojones before".

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RE: What's in a domain name?
by pandronic on Thu 26th Jul 2012 06:01 in reply to "What's in a domain name?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

The article is just painful to read. It's full of stuff like - I didn't think feature X was useful, but then Apple did it and it's awesome. The guy is an "information architect" - whatever the fuck is that - and he can't grasp folders ... color me unimpressed.

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RE: What's in a domain name?
by daedalus on Thu 26th Jul 2012 09:36 in reply to "What's in a domain name?"
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2011-01-14

"I was relieved when Apple introduced default content folders in the left side Finder panel
That's funny. The operating systems I use regularly (including Windows) have had this, or a similar, feature for a loooong time. Maybe it's just a revelation to Mac users. It is handy though. "

Hmmm... I don't know when they introduced it, but my iBook from 2003 running Tiger has that feature. Maybe it just wasn't turned on for that user, or maybe he's talking about Macs a decade ago...

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2008-07-28

"[q]I was relieved when Apple introduced default content folders in the left side Finder panel
That's funny. The operating systems I use regularly (including Windows) have had this, or a similar, feature for a loooong time. Maybe it's just a revelation to Mac users. It is handy though. " Hmmm... I don't know when they introduced it, but my iBook from 2003 running Tiger has that feature. Maybe it just wasn't turned on for that user, or maybe he's talking about Macs a decade ago... [/q]

2003 is a "decade ago" (almost) ;)

+1 about the Amiga filesystem though!

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