Files and folders
I used my first desktop in the 80s, which makes me part of the generation that learned to manage content with files and folders organized by type - documents, photos, music, so on. Today, when I purchase a brand new computer, I will still find pre-populated folders for my content, organized by type. It’s then expected that I organize my list of files into these folders and sort them by its format, extension, size, and creation date. Managing my file system became an art. But this is 2013. The way I’m creating, consuming, and sharing content today is painting a completely different picture of content management. Now that I am moving towards using mostly smartphones and tablets, I’m experiencing a paradigm shift from what was ‘a file’ to what is simply– content.
Kids today who start out with iPads and iPhones will never or rarely be in touch with a file or a folder. They won’t...
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