My Computer

Germain Garand germain at
Sun Nov 25 19:38:39 GMT 2007

Le Dimanche 25 Novembre 2007 18:04, Torsten Rahn a écrit :
> On Sunday 25 November 2007 18:44:20 Germain Garand wrote:
> > Le Dimanche 25 Novembre 2007 17:16, Daniel Molkentin a écrit :
> > I think it sounds good too... and it conveys the same information than
> > "My" (ie. the locality trait)
> Well, for the "technical guy" that doesn't care about "feeling right at
> home" that might be the case.

People that do not care about feeling right at home on a computer is quite a 
different group than the "technical guys" (is there even any correlation with 
technical knwoledge? I don't see why there would be..)
It embraces about any grown up individual in fact.

But anyway, are you sure this "users need to feel cosy" argument is not 
contrived, skewed by many years of other mainstream platform's practices of 
maintaining users in a child-like relationship to the OS?

There are hundreds of ways to customize a desktop to make it "feel home", so 
there is no need to default to some childish wording that *cannot* be changed 
afterward. That immutability alone should rule it out as something much too 
specific and forcing assumptions onto the user.

A pink, cute chair is much less flexible than just a chair. There's nothing 
'technical' about that.


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