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Niko Nyman disagrees with the idea that Bumptop has possibilities. Some good points.
My rejoinder, posted as a comment on his post, and recycled here:
[tags] apple, microsoft, UI, desktop, john koetsier [/tags]
There’s absolutely no question that as a metaphor for 1.5 million files, the desktop fails, and fails miserably.
Where I see something like Bumptop as useful, however, is the transient stuff: the files for the 5 projects you have on the go right now. That’s what is on your physical desktop: not all 1.5 million pieces of paper you’ve seen/touched/needed/wanted at some point in your entire life. And that’s what’s on your virtual desktop.
However, ultimately you’re right. The question is: what do we have to replace the desktop metaphor?
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