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Computer Files Are Going Extinct

Technology services are changing our internet habits

Illustration courtesy of the author.

II love files. I love renaming them, moving them, sorting them, changing how they’re displayed in a folder, backing them up, uploading them to the internet, restoring them, copying them, and hey, even defragging them. As a metaphor for a way of storing a piece of information, I think they’re great. I like the file as a…




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