Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Sep 2006 04:34 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Computer people are great at coming up with clever quips and phrases. One of Paul Kimmel's favorites is the term "syntactic sugar" meaning something that, like sweets, isn't necessary, but tastes good. That's what the My feature is -- syntactic sugar. The difference between the sugary gooey foods you might eat and the My feature is that My is better for you.
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Nice Article
by lazywally on Mon 11th Sep 2006 04:57 UTC
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2005-07-06

Informative article. I always liked the whole "My Computer", "My Documents", "My Music" etc in Windows. It makes things more personal(?).

I did a lot of work in VB and loved how quickly one could create programs. I also hated it in certain regards (any VB programmer will know why).

VB.NET provides a great mix. best of both worlds - rapid application development while having maintainable, expandable OOP code.

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RE: Nice Article
by JamesTRexx on Mon 11th Sep 2006 12:19 UTC in reply to "Nice Article"
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2005-11-06

It makes things more personal
I always felt it made things more childish. Especially in a business setting it didn't give me the idea of Windows being a serious OS.
Reminds me of a couple of kids going "Mine! Mine!" fighting over toys.

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"My" depreciated in Vista
by dimosd on Mon 11th Sep 2006 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice Article"
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2006-02-10

I always felt it made things more childish. Especially in a business setting it didn't give me the idea of Windows being a serious OS.
Reminds me of a couple of kids going "Mine! Mine!" fighting over toys.


Same here.
The "My" stuff is dropped in Vista, last time I checked. "Documents", "Pictures" instead of "My documents", etc.

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RE: Nice Article
by Ronald Vos on Mon 11th Sep 2006 12:25 UTC in reply to "Nice Article"
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2005-07-06

I always liked the whole "My Computer", "My Documents", "My Music" etc in Windows. It makes things more personal(?).

[off-topic]
Really? I always found it needlessly condescending towards the user. As if the OS was talking for the person using the computer. Makes me feel like I'm co-opted.

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RE: Nice Article
by Harald on Mon 11th Sep 2006 13:16 UTC in reply to "Nice Article"
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2006-03-10

Informative article. I always liked the whole "My Computer", "My Documents", "My Music" etc in Windows. It makes things more personal(?).

Totally agree. It serves as a really useful, common point of reference...especially when remote assisting a user.

It's easy to get peeps to gravitate to it.

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Y'all are not programmers
by TDavis on Mon 11th Sep 2006 12:37 UTC
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2006-06-10

"my" is a nice short prefix for stuff, very handy.

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Portability
by duckie on Mon 11th Sep 2006 13:23 UTC
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2006-04-10

The My-stuff in vb.net is great

Shortcuts only, but still great,

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Sugar vs My
by eosp on Mon 11th Sep 2006 13:36 UTC
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2005-07-07

"The difference between the sugary gooey foods you might eat and the My feature is that My is better for you."

Eugenia, hear this? Program in VB and your diet will go better ;)

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Vista
by snowflake on Mon 11th Sep 2006 16:48 UTC
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2005-07-20

You're right, the 'MyX' has been droped for 'X', also I believe the default short cut in the open dialog is now one level above the original MyDocuments. Personally I wish they would leave it alone, now that we've got used to it why change.

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I'd really rather...
by twenex on Mon 11th Sep 2006 19:27 UTC
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2006-04-21

...see an icon that said "Documents", "Music," etc. I don't need to be constantly reminded that they're mine; I'm not that stupid even if ninety-nine percent of the people on the planet were (and they aren't).

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