Loosely Coupled

You may have noticed a rather brusk halt at the end of last night's post. I fell asleep at my computer. Let me pick up the thread where I left off.

Loosely coupled objects are less cumbersome to deal with because you can throw them all willy nilly into a container and call them up when you want.

For example, I've owned PCs since PCs were invented. I have tens of thousands of documents. Some of my older documents are in folders in folders in folders ...and further down the chain.

Finding something in this maze was time-consuming because it involved snooping through folder after folder, then opening the document to see if it was really what I was looking for. Also, storing things required classifying them. My way of categorizing things changed. Folders were often clogged with old stuff, making it difficult to find the new.

Now I sweep files into a single pile. When I want something, I search for it with X1, a powerful hard-drive search tool that knows what I've got and finds what I want in seconds. It lets me peruse documents in Word, Acrobat, Excel, HTML, or hundreds of other formats.

When I want something, X1 provides it. Less structure gives me more control. The computer does most of the work. I no longer waste time on artificial structure. I wish I could do this with my paper files.

X1 offers a 15-day free trial.

Posted by Jay Cross at April 15, 2004 06:40 PM | TrackBack

Jay, we are cut from the same cloth. Sometimes I fall asleep at my computer too, but I usually don't admit it.

Posted by: Ralph Poole at April 15, 2004 07:54 PM

I like the representation between the abstract and the real world example.

Posted by: Rick Huebsch at April 17, 2004 06:29 PM

It's a wonderful time.

Posted by: Riu at July 9, 2004 01:34 PM

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