Re: file system access
"Scripts are an integral part of professionals using computers. Anything that doesn't allow scripting is a toy for interface users, not a tool for computer users..."
"Professional using computers" != "Programmer". It simply doesn't.
You are saying "What *I* do is the ONLY real computer use," which is simply wrong.
A civil/traffic/hydro engineer who wants to annotate plans or data onsite in real time and upload those to the corporate/municipal mainframe is a professional computer user.
A police officer/social worker/healthcare worker who updates public contact information with headquarters in realtime is a professional computer user.
A graphic designer who goes onsite, takes photos and notes, works up roughs, sends them wirelessly with a price quote to the client's printer, then uploads those files to the office computer for the heavy lifting is a professional computer user.
Pilots, truck drivers, mechanical/electrical/HVAC/gas engineers and technicians who don't have to carry stacks of maps, schematics, manuals, and reference materials are professional computer users.
...and those are just off the top of my head.
And Every. Single. One. of them can be done on a tablet, without ever having to write a single script.
LOTS of people use computers as absolutely critical tools every day in the course of their jobs -- with many of those computers being tablets -- and the number of them who absolutely HAVE to be able to write scripts to be productive is vanishingly small.
The ability to write scripts is necessary for YOUR work...? Fine. Run with that. But understand that -- among professionals who use computers every day to do paying work -- people who absolutely NEED to write scripts are a minority of a minority.