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Old 8th Dec 2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Sarcastic "My ___"

Anyone notice that Microsoft enjoys excessive use of the word "My" in Windows? They really have to emphasize that stuff on the computer is yours, like

My Computer
My Network Places
My Documents
My Pictures
My Music
My Videos
My Webs
My this
My that

Is it just me or is this really silly and excessive? People running non-English versions of Windows, does this happen there too?
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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I use to have it in french on me old puter and YES it was the exact same thing.
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 10:31 AM   #3
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Yes, it's really silly. As for non-English versions of Windows, I dont know
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 11:01 AM   #4
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on all non english version its "my ...",it wouldn't be much diffrent if not...

Mein Computer
Mein Netzwerk Platz
Mein Dokument
Meine Bilder
Meine Musik
Meine Videos
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 11:13 AM   #5
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Does it matter that they do that? They're just appealing to people's obsession with self. They probably don't even realise they're doing it.
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 11:44 AM   #6
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My Computer
My Network Places
My Documents
My Pictures
My Music
My Videos
My Webs
My this
My that
Mi PC
Mis sitios de red
Mis documentos
Mis imágenes
Mi música
Mis videos
Mis páginas web
"Mi esto"
"Mi aquello"
so yes, Windows allways says "My computer"
MS says it
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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Yep.
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My Computer
My Network Places
My Documents
My Pictures
My Music
My Videos
My Webs
My this
My that
Mijn Computer
Mijn Netwerklocaties
Mijn Documenten
Mijn Afbeeldingen
Mijn Muziek
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 12:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by O.S.T
on all non english version its "my ...",it wouldn't be much diffrent if not...

Mein Computer
Mein Netzwerk Platz
Mein Dokument
Meine Bilder
Meine Musik
Meine Videos
That sounds like the german version... but it isn't.

My Computer = Arbeitsplatz (Working space)
My Network Places = Netzwerkumgebung (Network enviroment)
The My stuff kinda starts with My Documents = Eigene Dateien (Own files) and it continues with Eigene Bilder, Eigene Musik, etc
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 12:52 PM   #9
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is his a joke, or do i have to say why?
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 05:50 PM   #10
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What do you want it to say? Microsoft's Computer? Wait for Longhorn or Palladium or Cerebellumed! or whatever the next one's called
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 05:58 PM   #11
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Arbeitsplatz!!
Netzwerkumgebung!!!
to a non speaker, those words just look alot cooler.

how do you pronounce those?
Arbeitsplatz = Are-bee-splats?
Netzwerkumgebung = netz-werck-umm-gee-bung?
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 06:01 PM   #12
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Arbeitsplatz = Arr - Bites - Plats

Netzwerkumgebung = Nets - verk - umm - gay - bueng (there's no real equivalent sound in English for the German 'ung')
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The personal, as everyone's so f*cking fond of saying, is political. So if some power player tries to harm you, TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Get angry. Time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life and that IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL. Well, f*ck them. Make it personal."
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 06:13 PM   #13
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Netzwerkumgebung = Nets - verk - umm - gay - bueng (there's no real equivalent sound in English for the German 'ung')
Sounds like Network-umm-gaybung
I hope I'm just looking at it wrong.
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 06:17 PM   #14
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 08:14 PM   #15
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just rename it to "Your Computer". That sounds even sillier.
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 09:00 PM   #16
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On my system,
My Computer is labeled "Kyoto", the same as the network name for the computer.
My Documents is simply "Stuff".
Recycle Bin is "Junk".
As for the other things, they are now "Pictures", "Music", "Videos", "Webpages".
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 10:27 PM   #17
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/mnt/whatever
~/
~/pics
~/mp3s
~/divx
~/public_html
Of course, that's in "My RedHat 8"

/me waits for namu do do his uname bit.
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Old 9th Dec 2003, 08:36 AM   #18
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my what? all i have is
Sonic Reactor (the computer)
The Hive (nethood)
GF (documents)
Wasteland (the trash)

I changed that with some tool i forgot was it TweakUI or WinBoss or TuneUp

And btw, even if it was still the "My" thing, no, its not silly, its called brand imaging. And honestly it simplifies alot of things. "Where is it?" "In my documents". "Explore your computer" "Ok I'm now exploring my computer".

Hooray for MS
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Old 9th Dec 2003, 08:46 AM   #19
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Laughing

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I hope I'm just looking at it wrong.
Why, sure. You are looking at it in the wrong language, for starters. Of course "Netzwerk" means "network" but there is no "gay" in "umgebung"


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Old 9th Dec 2003, 08:52 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Sam_The_Man
Arbeitsplatz = Arr - Bites - Plats

Netzwerkumgebung = Nets - verk - umm - gay - bueng (there's no real equivalent sound in English for the German 'ung')
Netsverk? Who taught you pronunciation?
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