Abolish the saving of documents

The status quo The modern computing paradigm: Documents are created and saved, then opened, modified, and saved again to the same filename. While opened, a document can be modified. Many programs have an undo button to revert to one or more previous states. New modifications can then be made, and the document saved and closed. […]

The desktop metaphor is stupid

My girlfriend is showing me images on her computer (she uses an Apple because it’s “simple”). After we view all of the files, which are scattered across her computer’s desktop in a random pattern, I watch as she grabs one with the mouse and drags it onto the corner of the desktop. She then drags […]

Joining window borders

When windows are tiled, each window continues to have the usual resizable borders; if you shrink one, the other stays untouched. But if edges and corners of windows can be snapped to each other, why can’t two such snapped edges be moved at once? The border that is shared between two windows should behave more […]