Re: [Zaurus-general] Re: New Zaurus Wishlist - removable media handling

From: Kent Sandvik (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 12:26:51 EST

No, to be fair, that could be easily emulated with mount points such as
/HD, /CF-card, /SD-card, and so forth. But one issue in this all is to
even hide the file system for the end users, and only indicate the
location for the data, i.e. 'this picture is on the SD card you just
plugged in', and so forth. --Kent

On Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 07:38 PM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> What? The unified file tree? Yes, the unified file tree. The idea
> that the silver plastic round thing you just put into the front of the
> computer is accessed.... "under" the "storage" in the computer? Does
> that, conceptually, metaphorically, make sense? No, it doesn't. Nor
> does the need to explicitly "mount" and "umount" (the n having gotten
> lost while moving from one office to another a few years back) a floppy
> disk. This is one place where, I hate to say it, drive letters a la
> DOS/Windows (or some other top-level identifier) are significantly
> better from a user perspective.

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