Tom Ellard on OSX Lion’s autosave function:
Let me illustrate the problem. Today I’ve been marking. The students have submitted PDF documents. I open one and it has a scan in it I need to rotate to read. OK cool, rotate and read it, so I shut the document and up comes a warning that goes like this:
JUST THOUGHT I’D WARN YOU THAT I’VE BEEN OVERWRITING THE ORIGINAL PDF WITHOUT TELLING YOU. IT’S ON A NETWORK SO IF YOU EVER WANTED TO REVERT IT YOU’D BE SHIT OUT OF LUCK. BUT BECAUSE I’M FEELING GENEROUS I’LL GIVE YOU ONCE CHANCE TO UNDO IT. YOURS, TIM COOK.
YES / NO
What the? I didn’t want to edit the damn original! That’s a time stamped submission of an assignment! NOOO! NO! -click-