[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Karsten M. Self
Sat Oct 4 04:37:20 PDT 2003
on Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 01:58:37AM -0700, Jason Spence (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 12:09:26AM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > on Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 12:19:50PM +1000, Martin Pool (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > On 2 Oct 2003, Jeremy Hankins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > - In Evolution 1.0.5, the "Summary Page" has a "My Weather" feature.
> > First gripe: I hate the "My Foo" school of attribute naming. It's
> > either "Weather", or "System name" (my computer has a name, damnit).
> > "My Foo" is patronising to the extreme.
> I feel obligated to point out that this is how the ordinary users of
> the world talked about different applications and such long before we
> ever started seeing the "My Foo" names pop up everywhere.
> User: "My computer is broken."
Look, let's try to get this accross as succinctly as possible.
When I'm making love to a woman, what I want to hear isn't "My Name",
but *my* *name*. And I certainly don't want some outfit tattoing "My
Lover" across my forhead for her.
You see the distinction?
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
LNX-BBC: Bootable GNU/Linux -- Don't leave /home without it.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://allium.zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/attachments/20031004/28573b2c/attachment.pgp
More information about the linux-elitists