Talk:Desktop metaphor

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I agree with the point that dynamic (i.e. search based) access to documents is becoming more important than using a file system tree, but what does this have to do with the desktop metaphor? In other words, since when does the filesystem sit on the desktop? --Hullbr3ach 18:42, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

I found this text in the article:

The addition of ‘smart folders’ and the like leads to a method of locating files that is based on search criteria important to the user, rather than its physical arrangement on disk, which, according to recent thought, is of no importance to the user.

Normal folders also have nothing to do with the physical arrengement of the files on the disk. A folder is only a entry in the file system. --Qaywsxedc (talk) 17:01, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Is this article really necessary? Maybe it cold be merged with Desktop environment? --Sigmundg (talk) 15:41, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Technically they are different topics, since the metaphor refers to the design while the environments refer to the particular implementations. But in their current form this distinction is not made in the articles, so I agree that they could be merged.Diego (talk) 11:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
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