Selling a Vision of the Future Beyond Folders

NYTimes article on David Galertner's talk at PC Expo.

    The time has come, he said, to fix a problem that has not been addressed in some 15 years: Computers are lousy at organizing our information; the antiquated system of sorting documents into folders and trying to maintain order has fallen apart. ... "We sometimes forget that the basics of information management don't change," he said. "We think and talk and listen; we read and write and look at pictures. That was the essence of information management in the 13th century, and it still is today. Computers can put us in touch with the world and, more important, with ourselves." Professor Gelernter says he is not selling his wares so much as a new vision of the future. "It would be crazy to predict that Scopeware will emerge as the winner in the changing world of information management," he told the audience. "But I will predict this: Scopeware's properties are the properties that a winning system will need, and the direction Scopeware points is the right direction."
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