Re: [Usability] spatial nautilus concerns, revisited
- From: Steve Hall <digitect mindspring com>
- To: Daniel Borgmann <daniel borgmann gmail com>, "Diego Moya (a.k.a. TuringTest)" <turingt gmail com>
- Cc: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] spatial nautilus concerns, revisited
- Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 17:57:19 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: Daniel Borgmann, May 12, 2005 5:02 PM
> On 5/12/05, Diego Moya (a.k.a. TuringTest) <turingt gmail com> wrote:
> > > Are you hinting at projects like Beagle & LaunchBox as one
> > > possible future for Gnome file "management"?
> > Actually that's the Next Big Thing in document management.
> > most information recall is done by associative memory and best
> > accessed through associative retrieval tools (a.k.a. searching by
> > content/properties/metadata/keywords) and navigating by relations
> > (a.k.a. del.icio.us "related tags").
> The only scenario under which spatial folders would become totally
> obsolete would be a scenario where documents can't have a physical
> location anymore.
Don't these two ideas conflict? I thought the central two arguments
against spatial navigation were:
1. We understand files better as their content, not location.
2. The computer enables us to instantly find this content in a
haystack without having to navigate to any particular place.
IMO, a spatial construct works against these.
Steve Hall [ digitect mindspring com ]
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