The End Of Folders
Frog Design has predicted the end of folders as a way of organizing files on a computer is near. With the introduction of technologies such as Apple’s Spotlight and Google’s Desktop Search, the old method of sorting information in folders has made it too hard to locate files easily.
“The Finder has been dying for a long time,” said frog creative director Cordell Ratzlaff, who previously worked at Apple Computer, where he directed human interface design for Mac OS 8 through Mac OS X. “As hard drives have grown in size and the number of files people have on their computer has increased, the Finder has become less useful.”
I know that I have found myself using Quicksilver to find files rather than clicking down through folders.