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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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 27th Jul 2012 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
kovacm
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2010-12-16

"and yes, folders do confuse ALL new computer users (special older people) because they are to abstract to them.


Show me the science. Parroting the party line is fun and all, but I want the science. Without it, this is all hot air.
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regarding facts: I work as instructor with dozen of people in few companies in last 8 years. I know what I am talking - there should be better way than this.

Obviously it is a problem since Apple try to solve it with "All My Files" option in Finder.

and I am not going to fight with bunch of IT experts if hierarchical file system is best way. I already said:

IT professionals (content creators) will continue to use it! Other users, office and casual, have no need for it! And whole idea with files start to fell apart as soon as you have file in Mail client and not in file system (hidden from user - you should start complain back in 1993. ;) )!

beside, IT professionals should thinking in this direction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zumdnI4EG14 , and not "if hierarchical file system is best"... ;)

Edited 2012-07-27 14:26 UTC

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