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31 Oct 2009

Thomas Worall sums up an important change in the way we think about windows and the content within:

In the user’s terms, it used to be that the window was the document. The two were equivalent. Now, in a trend that started with the World Wide Web and has now moved into the rest of the operating system, a window is merely a container for one or more documents. That’s a fundamental change in the user’s concept of what a window is.