Inovation in file management and data display

I came across this article…

…and I wonder if we are really just missing inovation in the file management and data display. I am sure new generations would appreciate file management more if this process would be more relevant for their work in (semi)abundance of storage space and (semi)scarcity of focus+overview. What do you think should be the way to address these issues?

It’s really down to education. My six year old son owns a Raspberry Pi 400, he’s growing up with Linux and he definitely knows his way around files and folders.

The problem is that people don’t own (real) computers anymore. A chromebook is not a real computer, neither is a smartphone.

Thing is, it’s not that much different from when I was young. When I was at primary school, teachers used to collect me from the classroom because they had a problem with their computer. I always wondered why everyone thought it was so difficult, but later on I realized that I’m the exception.

I think 95% of the people just aren’t interested in computers and by throwing smartphones, tablets, chromebooks and Windows 11 Simple Edition at them, they’ll never need to be interested in them.


For work use, I haven’t encountered a case that doesn’t require some sort of file management. For personal use, if the person is non-tech-savy or don’t archive stuff, they just do not bother.

Ironically BeOS was precursor on the ideas of searchable disappearing filesystems…


Are there any decent native content-searching tools (ie, indexed content) for Haiku? I’d love to see content indexing a la MacOS as a built in option, and the tracker extended with management and searching of metadata (tags etc) and content. I’ve seen TrackerGrep and heard about a TextSearch extension, but these seem like less-than-ideal afterthoughts. (Haiku’s existing built in search is still better than Win 10 search!)

We have an index server in the source tree, but I have no idea how far it has been completed.