Alex Bowyer

Alex Bowyer is a senior software developer at OpenText in Montreal, Canada, specializing in semantic applications. He has a computer science background and previously built voice technologies and information management products at IBM UK. He is also passionate about user-centric design and the influence of new technologies on society, topics he explores in blog form for Human 2.0 and on his personal blog.

Why files need to die

Files are an anachronism in the digital age. It's time for something better.

The idea of files and folders no longer fits today's connected world. It's time for new ways of organizing our data based on what data means, what it relates to, and how we think about the world.