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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There is no "spoon"
by cjcox on Thu 26th Jul 2012 03:09 UTC
cjcox
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2006-12-21

Technically, a "hiearchical set of directories" is just a view over things anyway. So.. really, there is not "directory" structure. It's really just a view that allows us to make better sense of things.

Orphan files FTW!

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RE: There is no "spoon"
by clasqm on Fri 27th Jul 2012 07:48 in reply to "There is no "spoon" "
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

Are you saying that on the deepest view of reality, there is just a rapidly spinning piece of metal displaying fluctuating patterns of magnetization?

Say it isn't so! Don't take my file system away from me! Pleeeease!!!!

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