Desktop metaphor is dead

I cleaned up all icons on my PC desktop window..

PC desktop metaphor has played an important role for productivity of people since two decades.

My desktop use has been a mixture of short cuts of applications and working documents.

After I upgraded my Windows to 10, its start-up menu has a duplicated role for application short cuts. I moved those short cuts on Desktop to start menu. Windows 8 tile start window could play the same role.

On the other hand, I use a Dropbox folder as my working document repository, because I access them from multiple devices. Dropbox synchronization is much faster and stable than One Drive or Google drive. I don’t need short cuts for them.

So I don’t need desktop window any more even of desktop PC which is not tablet.


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