You bring about the issues that resulted from the design choices based on the file system metaphor. After all, these decisions were made at a time, when we organized our physical lives (esp. work) with files and folders and bookmarks. It was hard to fathom access to the indescribably huge quantity of information, which begs for ways of finding, remembering, relating and so much more.
Perhaps earlier movies and visionaries had some thoughts, like that Xanadu Project by Nelson. Some sort desk document model. All fun.