Baldur Bjarnason

... works as a web developer in Hveragerði, Iceland, and writes about the web, digital publishing, and web/product development

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The file metaphor is fading into the background

“Computer Files Are Going Extinct - Technology services are changing our internet habits”

Don’t mistake the increased attention and features that the Files app has been getting in iOS as a reversal of this trend. Files are now generally either a part of legacy workflows or have been pushed into the background as an implementation and exchange metaphor. Which means that a lot of people aren’t going to learn properly about files until they get a job at a company still built around files or until they get into a field that’s still using it as an implementation metaphor (like coding). And even then, it might be easier to just skip teaching people about files and go straight into teaching them about modules or packages as a subset of how files work.