Files are an outdated concept. As we go about our daily lives, we dont open up a file for each of our friends or create folders full of detailed records about our shopping trips.
Create, watch, socialize, share, and plan — these are the new verbs of the Internet age — not open, save, close and trash.
Clinging to outdated concepts stifles innovation. Consider the QWERTY keyboard. It was designed 133 years ago to slow down typists who were causing typewriter hammers to jam. The last typewriter factory in the world closed last month, and yet even the shiny new iPad 2 still uses the same layout. Creative alternatives like Dvorak and more recently Swype still struggle to compete with this deeply ingrained idea of how a keyboard should look.
Continued at Why files need to die – OReilly Radar.