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Date:      Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:08:10 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Subject:   Re: Ports upgrade script
Message-ID:  <20160416170810.2432e5da717042bb18346ee1@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20160416170837.81dddb26.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:08:37 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> Terminology sidenote: The thing is called a directory, not "folder";
> "folder" is the name of the graphical representation of a directory. :-)

	Introduced in order that people would not be frightened away from a
new user friendly operating system by scary technical terms and instead
have something familiar. This worked fine until you tried to explain to the
hide bound office worker that it was called a folder because you keep files
in it and they looked over to the wall of files containing folders
containing documents and were puzzled. Then they found that things moved
the wrong way when you scrolled them and your day just got worse.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>




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