OSNews: Navigational Man Versus His Evil Archnemesis Dr. Spatial
Jul 14, 2004, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Stutsman)
"When in the 2.5 builds the GNOME project changed directions of
the ever infamous Nautilus to make the interface spatially oriented
I was one of the skeptics. Yet, over the years I have used almost
every type desktop configuration imaginable with very few that I
found not to like or learn from at least at some points. With this
in mind I was bound and determined to find the positives of the
spatial file paradigm and, glean what I could from it...
"In the spirit of paradigm shifts, let me turn the rules of
writing on their head just for this editorial and start with a
conclusion. The one thing that I have learned almost irrefutably is
that if you approach this change with a goal of trying to find out
how it can enhance your current file management techniques I think
you will be sorely disappointed..."