Digital: Ex Post

May 09, 2005

About the Spatial Debate...

Interfacethis: Articles & News: "File manager usability is a hot topic these days, particularly in the open source community. It began with John Siracusa's 2003 Ars Technica article, About the Finder. In his critique of Apple's Finder file manager he introduced a concept called the 'spatial metaphor' as a better, more usable alternative. The spatial metaphor has since taken hold in the Linux community, most notably altering the direction of Nautilus, the GNOME file manager. And debate rages on between spatial advocates and their opponents (though most articles on the topic favor the former)."


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