Re: Amazing... But also a bit stupid
A filing system is just that, a system for filing.
One of the many stupidities of the original OLPC/Xo design was the deliberate omission of a structured file system of any sort. Everything was an application. This, of course, ignored the possibility that users might have lots of discrete pieces of work and rather like the idea of a way of organising them.
I could not care less how my computer stores the collection of documents I have grouped together as "Insurance" and the collection of documents I have grouped together as "Musical scores", but it is extremely useful to me to have separate places to keep them.
A flat storage system for the ... checks ... 166375 files I currently have under /home/ian would not be terribly practical.