Silicon Valley’s frog design claims that Mac OS X Tiger is the “beginning of the end” for the Mac Finder, reports Wired. The design firm postulates that with the search advances in Tiger (read Spotlight and Smart Folders), there will be an ever-decreasing need for traditional nested folders. Apple does not agree, however. “The Finder is far from dead,” said Wiley Hodges, a senior product line manager for the Mac OS in the report. “It is still an extremely familiar metaphor that’s logical, putting related and relevant data into folders. Spotlight extends the Finder with queries for frequently used folders.”