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Original post found at: https://www.theverge.com/22684730/students-file-folder-directory-structure-education-gen-z

An article about many computer science professors finding their undergraduates just don’t get the directory-based filesystem structure of computers 🙈

It does raise some interesting points. For example, maybe the students’ mental models align better with how databases work? (Which may go on to explain why I find Hugo’s file-based structure more reassuring than a database – I like nested directories; I find that comforting.) But as the article notes, toolsets are going to change over time as programmers’ mental models change.

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