- l.s.d. LD Reviewer
I have thousands of files. In fact, I am one of those that praises the lack of viruses aimed towards Mac’s. Yet l feel as though my sheer number of files are an un-organizing virus that multiplies exponentially with no signs of slowing down. For example the hundreds upon hundreds of files named DSC03243.jpeg, courtesy of my voracious appetite for taking pictures.
I’ve rat packed hundreds of bookmarks, dozens of text documents, and a few thousand mp3′s for starters.
I’m trying to manage all of this using an interface created well over 20 years ago, when computers had a whopping 128kb of memory. The idea back then was a basic principal: create a computing environment that is analogous to my desk. Well my desk is a mess, it always has been, and now my desktop is becoming mockingly similar. The truth is, no matter how many folders and subfolders I create, I am never diligent enough to keep things organized. Everything gets dumped on my desktop, periodically the confusion gets stashed into a folder I create on my desktop called “STUFF”, or “unsorted”, or some other variance on this theme.
The desktop has become outdated and unyielding in today’s world of 160 GB HD’s and “shoot till your fingers bleed” digital cameras.