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>Kat: sounds like you've not had much experience with a mac... ;-)
>Those are the basic metaphors Apple has used for years..
>Nancy McDonald, "bilingual techie."
On the contrary <grin>, I've had a mac since 1985. ("Old Mac owners never
die, they just lose their voices from bitching about Windoze.")
Apple -uses- the metaphors, but they don't -define- them in terms of
disk storage vs RAM. In fact the early user manuals (I have the manuals
for the original 128k, the 512, and the plus) never used the term 'RAM' in
the text. It only appears in small print in a spec sheet that was stuffed
inside the back cover.
Actually, I don't think the visual 'desktop' on a Mac is exactly equivalent
to RAM, anyway. The docs/apps appearing on the desktop aren't loaded into
RAM until you open the files.
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