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Death of Hierarchical Folders

Death of Hierarchical Folders: “Hierarchical Folders have dominated info organization since they first appeared over 40 years ago. But in industry after industry, a strange thing is happening: hierarchy is under severe attack, and even dying out.”
Comment: Hierarchy was my main form of personal organization until about four years ago. Now, I blog what I want to keep (to search for at a future date) and I Furl what I don’t want to blog, but want to reference. I don’t use favorites in my browser window either. Files on my computer are “findable” via Google desktop search. Eventually, I hope we get to the stage where we just dump all our content/resources into a bin…and intelligence is applied at the point of search. Our personal knowledge management tools are still far behind the changed environment in which we now function.