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Discussion of user-interface paradigms and logical conclusions. 'Files' and 'Folders' are obsolete. Computers should only deal with 'things', each of which have 'properties'. These 'things' can be grouped by an number of properties, using a search or 'query'. That's it. He addresses the need for a view on your data that lets you see an email on the same footing as a file. It's brought together is something called a 'lifestream', which is a date-ordered stream of data. Sub-streams are created by querying a stream and extracting a new stream with more specific properties. <a href="http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/gelernter/gelernter_p1.html">http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/gelernter/gelernter_p1.html</a>