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 Radio on Thu 26th Jul 2012 07:12 UTC
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Personnally, I don't understand the love of hierarchical structure... When I am looking for a picture, I am looking for a topic, a place, or a person. What we need is a filesystem-as-a-database, not a stiff, 1-dimensional hierarchy. When organizing stuff, I always stopped to wonder "should I organize it this way or that way? Geographical subfolders inside temporal folders or the opposite? "Album" subfolders inside "Artist" folders? Yeah but what about compilations? And where do I put genres?"

Directory structures are shitty. Sorry.

Edited 2012-07-26 07:12 UTC

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