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http://al3x.net/2009/01/31/against-everything-buckets.html This article is Apple Mac-centric, but its lessons apply to all other platforms. In one well written post this guy has described exactly what is wrong with so much of the software made today, especially the trend-fueled mobile/cloud apps that promise to store everything and organize your life for you. (It isn't anything to do with privacy; that is a problem, but only with the storage, not the interface per se). My favourite part: "If you want to store data of differing types within a lightweight organization system, I encourage you to check out the filesystem.". Also: "The point is that if **you don’t do** some organization of your data up front, you probably won’t like the ways in which **it’s done for you** later." (emphasis mine)