September 25, 2001
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Remember the scary-sounding Hailstorm that was set to prove how evil Microsoft's system is? Well worry no longer, because it's now called .NET My Services. How could something with such a cute, gentle name like that be bad for users?
posted by mathowie (15 comments total)
Well, just thinking about the name "Windows ME" gave me cavities...
posted by jfuller at 4:29 PM on September 25, 2001

Agh! I cannot stand this impulse of Microsoft's to put "My" in front of everything. And they leave these folders around the system, little surprises like mouse droppings: My Music, My Pictures, My Data Sources (seriously). Delete them and they come back. My Zombies.
posted by Yogurt at 4:47 PM on September 25, 2001

If a company wants my money and I want their product they will still have to sell it the way I want to buy it. Money orders or COD for me thanks or I'll go elsewhere.

I want to say this will crash and burn.

Did you read this tripe on MS's site?

"People are frustrated and confused. Sometimes it seems that every program, every Web site, every device has its own set of rules. For instance, entering a friend’s new phone number into your PC requires a particular sequence of keystrokes and mouse clicks. But to enter that same information into your Palm Pilot, Pocket PC, or cell phone, you have to learn a completely different interface - right down to relearning how to draw the letters of the alphabet!"

That is such friggin' hooey.
posted by crasspastor at 5:20 PM on September 25, 2001

People are frustrated and confused

“People are feeble and stupid, and we at Microsoft are determined to exploit them like the sheep they are”

posted by kd at 5:31 PM on September 25, 2001

"Over the past 25 years, information technology has provided incredible value for users and businesses. Even so, there is room for significant improvement."

This, from the people who's condecending OS tells me (when I have to do a cold reboot following a crash) "Because Windows was not shut down properly, we're now running ScanDisk."

Does anyone know how to hack that so it reads "Now aren't you sad you didn't go ahead and install Linux and VMware."
posted by wheat at 5:37 PM on September 25, 2001

I cannot stand this impulse of Microsoft's to put "My" in front of everything

Ha!. I agree, but I'm afraid that it ain't just Microsoft. It's every single Marketing droid out there in the market today... (errr, and a few sheep)
posted by fooljay at 5:48 PM on September 25, 2001

We demand parity! MyMeFi today!!
posted by rushmc at 6:08 PM on September 25, 2001

If it were so damn "My," I'd be able to choose not to have all the "My" folders lying around. I don't think I've every intentionally put anything in My Documents because I simply don't keep anything but program installations on the C: drive. I can't recall if I've ever tried to move thet thing, though. Don't care anymore.
That whining about having to learn a different interface for a Palm is like expecting a bicycle to have a steering wheel and gas pedal. Different machine, different rules. Simple.

--Windows Me like I've never been Windowed before, baby.
posted by Su at 6:14 PM on September 25, 2001

My Arse.
posted by holgate at 6:38 PM on September 25, 2001

my pornography
posted by entropy at 7:00 PM on September 25, 2001

i finally broke down the other day and started using that blasted My Pictures folder to house porn. Take That!
posted by lotsofno at 7:00 PM on September 25, 2001

I can't recall if I've ever tried to move that thing, though

TweakUI does the trick. Lets you point those folders to more useful places on your drive.
posted by matt324 at 7:51 PM on September 25, 2001

I just stopped by slashdot, and they were talking about Ralph Nadar... weird...
posted by machaus at 8:29 PM on September 25, 2001

The thing about "My" Folders, such as My Documents, is that they can be moved. So if I want "My Documents" on drive D:, I can do that. And so when I drop down the list of folders, I simply select My Documents, which is on the same level as the desktop. This prevents me from having to dig though folders to get to my documents.

Personally, I am quite happy with the My Folders system in Windows. There are certain things people have: Documents, Photos, Videos, etc. and they deserve special recognition for the fact that they need easy accessibility.
posted by benjh at 8:44 PM on September 25, 2001

Holgate, that should be
dot net my arse.
posted by kchristidis at 6:20 AM on September 26, 2001

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