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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Comment by Verenkeitin
by Verenkeitin on Thu 26th Jul 2012 13:54 UTC
Verenkeitin
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2007-07-01

Take a peek in the end of that linked article. The author basically ends with the notion that; "Of course all this BLOWS far too much to be of any use for WORK or anything remotely important."

All those "brilliant" "innovations" of "usability" for managing your personal collections of whatever.
- Save a picture of a monkey from the interwebs and you can find it in the pictures library along with your family pictures. Isn't that neat.
- If you are a super brilliant geek, you can set up a folder for monkey pictures and another for family pictures. Unfortunately, you can't have monkeys folder in the family folder, so pictures of your knuckle dragging parents have to go into the monkeys folder.

p.s.
Mailed a public_key file to myself to get it into my Android tablet (for use with ssh). Gmail app didn't know what it was and didn't let me save it. How convenient.

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RE: Comment by Verenkeitin
by _txf_ on Thu 26th Jul 2012 15:20 in reply to "Comment by Verenkeitin"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

p.s.
Mailed a public_key file to myself to get it into my Android tablet (for use with ssh). Gmail app didn't know what it was and didn't let me save it. How convenient.


Yup, on Android what you could have done is used Dropbox and run a FTP server and pushed the file. All you needed to do then is go to the application and added it by browsing to the location you saved it...

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