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 marcp on Thu 26th Jul 2012 09:41 UTC
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To me that is a bogus problem, or - at least - it is located somewhere else.
I'm pretty sure that the whole iOS system does in fact use directory structure. Only the user part doesn't.

It's all about treating your user as a total f%$##@ moron, really. They think you're too stupid to navigate through simple directory structure. I think they might be true considering the way that the whole Apple infrastracture works. Closed source, closed app store, closed platforms, closed hardware, etc.
They don't want you to mess around, tinker and ... generally THINK. iThink ...

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