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johnjohnston
johnjohnston
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fgtech
fgtech

@johnjohnston Hmm. Part of me cheers at the thought that kids aren’t being shackled to hierarchical thinking. Part of me laments the loss of what is an important tool for organizing. Strict hierarchies are not nature’s way, but they sure do help us humans to better understand.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@fgtech I guess because folders were the only option when I first used computers (mac os 7 point something) it was too ingrained when tagging & apps came along to give up. Folders feel like a strict version of tags to me anyway. I do search a lot on the desktop but feel happier when things are tucked away;-)

fgtech
fgtech

@johnjohnston Totally ingrained; I know what you mean. I go back to the Apple //e, swapping floppies to load software. I suspect that happy tucked away feeling comes from knowing you’ll be able to find your data again. What if there are other ways to get that feeling?

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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@fgtech there should be an emoji for that feeling;-) I wonder about alternatives. The good thing about a hierarchy is I don’t need such a good memory. I can drill down. Of course this relies on me having organised well, which doesn’t always happen.